Special session done in a blink of an eye


State Capitol Salem   Oregon Governor Kate Brown called the Oregon Legislature into a special session this week.
  After eight hours, the session was over, and lawmakers passed House Bill 4301, which expands on a tax rate for certain pass-through income tax payers, who are doing business as sole proprietors.
   The tax break comes as a cost of about $11.3 million in tax revenue.
   Some have criticized the special session as a political move by the Governor, who is seeking re-election, but Brown said, "Lawmakers sent the message that Oregon is the place where small businesses have a fair shot to thrive. Small businesses are the backbone of a strong Oregon economy, and will now be able to invest more growing their business and hiring more employees."
  To read more, turn to Pamplin Media's story on the special session.