Thu, 03/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Sizing up Oregon's 2012 legislative session
Sizing up Oregon's 2012 annual legislative session
Last week, Oregon lawmakers adjourned the state's first-ever annual session. Among the legislation passed by gavel's fall were bills to create a health insurance exchange, reorganize and expand state early childhood programs, increase the number of tax-friendly enterprise zones, protect homeowners facing foreclosure, and establishing new marine reserves off the coast. Lawmakers also revised the 2011-13 state budget to reflect an estimated $340 million revenue shortfall.