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OR Governor Begins 2nd Term, Touts Economy

(Salem, OR)  --  Governor Kate Brown is praising Oregon's economy as she begins her second term.  Brown was sworn in Monday in Salem.  In her inaugural address, she said unemployment in the state is the lowest on record.  However, she took a careful look at the future while asking lawmakers to start preparing for it now.  OregonLive reports that Brown wants two-billion dollars in business taxes to feed the state's education system, which lags behind in nationwide comparisons.

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