Oregon House Passes Provider Tax, Oregon Health Authority Budget

Rep. Sal Esquivel, R-Medford, joined all 35 House Democrats to pass the $548 million tax deal to continue funding the Oregon Health Plan, after which the House also passed a $19.9 billion budget for the Oregon Health Authority.

Oregon House Democrats pushed through the Oregon Health Authority budget and a new provider tax in a late Thursday afternoon session on a 36-23 tally, getting just the one Republican vote needed to move the legislation package on to the Oregon Senate.

Source: Oregon House Passes Provider Tax, Oregon Health Authority Budget | The Lund Report