Late last night, the Oregon legislature adjourned "sine die." "Sine die" is Latin for "let's take a few months off and then come back and raise whatever taxes and fees we overlooked since January."
Those Latins were very efficient with language.
This session is over. In normal times, Oregonians would not have to fear for a greater loss of money and liberty until 2011, but the days of our bi-annual session seem to be almost certainly, just a happy memory. The legislators will be returning to the Capitol in February.