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Key Malheur County bill passes Oregon House

Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, speaks on the floor of the Oregon House recently. Findley sponsored a bill to boost the number of secondary math, science and career and technical teachers in Malheur County. The bill passed the House and will now go to the Senate. (Submitted photo).

SALEM – A proposed law to boost the number of secondary math, science and career and technical teachers available for Malheur County schools cleared its first major hurdle Tuesday.

House Bill 2457 passed the House unanimously and will now go to the Senate. The bill was sponsored by state Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale.

The proposal is the first of five pushed by the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board, a seven-member group of local people created by the Oregon Legislature in 2017. The board is designed to spark job growth . . .