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Oregon lawmakers pass housing bills as session ends

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SALEM, OR (AP) -

Oregon lawmakers have given final approval to an affordable housing package as one of their last acts of the session.

After taking action Thursday on those bills and other assorted legislation, the Legislature adjourned and ended its session three days ahead of schedule.

The House gave final approval to a bill allowing cities to mandate that affordable housing units be included in some new developments, and another bill that expands the state's housing supply for low-income families through certain programs.

The Senate gave final approval to a bill that would double the statewide tourist lodging tax to help subsidize a world track championship in Eugene in 2021.

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