SAN FRANCISCO — The Oregon Legislature closed its February special session last week after approving $140 million of bond-financed construction projects — legislation that would enable the state to sell Build America Bonds — and a bill that expands the types of projects that can be financed with general obligation debt.

Lawmakers also approved fixes that close a $182 million gap in the $13.2 billion general fund budget for the 2009-11 biennium, in large part by tapping reserves.

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