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Oregon Faces Lawsuit Over Cares Fund

(Salem, OR)  --  The State of Oregon is facing a lawsuit over the Oregon Cares Fund.  The fund was established by the Legislature using money from the CARES Act to help Black owned businesses, nonprofits and Black families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.  The lawsuit was filed by Great Northern Resources and alleges the fund is unconstitutional.  Governor Kate Brown issued a statement saying Black Oregonians are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and this fund is intended to help provide more support.

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