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Brown calls for $200 million in workforce spending, offers few details

Gov. Kate Brown speaks with Dutch Bros CEO Joth Ricci at the Oregon Business Plan summit in Portland on Monday, Dec. 6. (Ron Cooper/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

PORTLAND – Gov. Kate Brown used an annual gathering of Oregon politicians and business leaders to push for a new $200 million package she plans to seek during the 2022 legislative session. 

During a brief speech responding to the Oregon Business Council’s plan for the next decade, Brown urged a crowd at the Oregon Convention Center to pressure legislators to pass her spending plan. 

“The goal is to make sure that we remove barriers, that we provide support and wraparound services, particularly for folks in our historically underserved communities, folks who are coming out of prison, young people who are disconnected,” Brown said. “We have to make sure . . .