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Done deal – Malheur County schools and others to get millions in new money

SALEM — A massive proposal to inject more money into Oregon's struggling public school system is headed to the governor's desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.

The Oregon Senate approved House Bill 3427 on an 18-11 vote Monday, May 13, delivering Democrats a signature victory — but only after the party, which holds supermajorities in both the House and Senate, gave up significant concessions to ensure they could have a vote at all.

As a condition of allowing a vote, Republicans issued a list of demands, including legislation they wanted Democrats to abandon.

On Monday, Democratic leaders agreed to jettison Senate Bill 978, a gun control bill widely opposed by Republicans, and . . .