Oregon Legislature Wraps Up, Costs Taxpayers $55,000

, Posted: Tue, March 6 2012 at 8:20 AM, Updated: Tue, March 6 2012 at 8:37 AM

The Oregon Special Legislature session has officially wrapped up-- the special session taking five days longer than initially billed, a delay that is now costing you.

Taxpayers-- like it or not dished out an extra $55,000 in per diem costs alone. Oregon Live Reporting:

Late last night-- by overwhelming majorities, the Senate endorsed house bill 41-64, which would create a health insurance exchange-- a possible model for a federal exchange.

House bill 41-65 was also passed, which re-organizes and expands the state's early childhood programs.

Another talker-- the Senate has added protections against foreclosures.

These bills now sits before the Governor.

This was Oregon's first-ever annual session.


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