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Brown, Democrats outline big spending plans as GOP calls for limited action in short session

Oregon Senate (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Oregonians would be better trained for jobs, have help buying a home and have wider access to child care under legislative priorities outlined Tuesday by Gov. Kate Brown and top leaders in the Oregon Legislature.

Brown’s priorities, which would add up to hundreds of millions of dollars in spending, are likely to garner Democratic support but Republican leaders in the state House and Senate indicated they opposed ambitious projects for the upcoming session and might even resort to walking out. 

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