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?