Oregon House backs new business tax, school spending on partisan vote

Lawmakers talk with each other and fiddle with their phones and computers during the long hearing, stretching past 5 p.m. (Claire Withycombe/EO Media Group)

The Student Success Act, a tax bill to pay for ambitious education reforms, passed the Oregon House Wednesday.

Hours of debate and deliberation ended when the House passed the measure on a 37-21 vote.

Democrats . . .

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