Special Session over, what happened?

The Special Session ended with more spending (Sb 5644, HB 3510), a roundabout tax increase (SB 1106), and historic earth-shaking payday loan reform (Sb 1105).

Here is what the Senate Democrat Press Release said, “Senate Democrats Go Five-For-Five In Special Session”¦.In A Dramatic Demonstration Of Leadership, Senate Democrats Today Won Passage Of All Five Bills They Fought To Include In Special Session. Those Bills Reflect The Top Priorities Of Oregonians, And The Top Priorities Of Democrats.”

Here is the links to how they voted on the Senate bills and House bills.

Here is how taxpayers responded: — Imagine a collective groan here — .

…It begs the question, what happened?

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  • Paul Farago

    They will spend every $ they can get their hands on, and the kicker does not restrain spending sufficiently.

    This is what happens when there is no constitutional limit on spending. We have a chance to correct this problem by signing Don McIntire and Jason Williams’ petition to put the Stop OverSpending / Rainy Day amendment on the ballot in Nov.

    State spending growth would be limited to the growth of inflation + population. Voters, not legislators, could suspend the limit. Revenues collected in excess of the limit could be saved for a Rainy Day fund or rebated to the taxpayers.

    Under Stop OverSpending, we would not see special sessions like this where the spend & tax agenda gets full play just before the statewide primary ballots go out.

    And we may as well get state legislative term limits back before the voters because ending the seniority system (again) will help take care of other aspects of this problem.

  • DISGUSTING. The Republicans sold out. “Any dollar, at any cost!!” was the battle cry. Matt L., Oregon Republican League

  • Mr

    Still clueless on payday loan inclusion.

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