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Oregon Lawmakers Pass $32 Million Relief Package For Renters, Businesses And Workers

by Dirk VanderHart Follow OPB April 23, 2020 3:20 p.m. Updated: April 24, 2020 8:25 a.m. Oregon lawmakers approved more than $32 million in state spending Thursday, passing an emergency aid package meant to help renters, small businesses, domestic violence survivors, and workers that have been disadvantaged by the novel coronavirus. At the same time, the Legislative Assembly’s joint Emergency Board gave Gov. Kate Brown the authority to spend up to $300 million in federal aid the state has received. That money had no specific destination, though it must be used under federal guidelines to address the coronavirus. Taken together, the money amounts to the strongest action that Oregon lawmakers

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