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Oregon Governor Decries Union Efforts to Stall Transportation Package

Jun 8, 2017

Gov. Kate Brown decried possible efforts from Oregon’s members of the Service Employee International Union to stall the state’s proposed transportation package during a meeting with reporters Thursday.

The $8 billion transportation bill is currently under consideration in the Oregon Legislature.

“What I would say Is I do not support those tactics,” the governor said. “I think that the priorities that I outlined need to move forward without regard to connections to other issues.”

Brown’s comments came a day after some union leaders indicated that they may oppose the transportation spending plan if lawmakers do not pass changes in the state’s business tax structure this session.

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