The Oregon State Legislature announced this week that the Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 123 that will allow communities to form children’s special districts. The special districts will have the ability to accept grants and loans and to ask taxpayers to help pay for children’s services within the geographic boundaries of the district. There are almost 30 special districts in the state but none are dedicated to supporting children and youth in this way.
The bill will head to the Oregon House of Representatives for consideration.
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