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City Council Approves Updated Budget

(Portland, OR) -- Portland City Council is approving an updated budget that spends 62-million dollars in unexpected business tax revenue. Council members voted to pass the budget yesterday. Most of the money will go toward the homeless crisis with more shelter beds and garbage pickup. Public safety will get seven-million dollars to rehire police officers who are retired, body cameras, and community safety programs. Two-million dollars will be spent on economic development.

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