After tumultuous week, Oregon Senate passes historic school funding bill

May 15, 2019 | Oregon Public Broadcasting

After nearly a week of delay, and no fewer than three bills falling dead in its wake, a bill to inject $1 billion a year more into Oregon’s K-12 schools is on its way to the governor.

House Bill 3427, a new tax on large Oregon businesses, passed the Oregon Senate on a 18-11 vote along party lines Monday.

When it is signed by Gov. Kate Brown in coming days, Democrats will have accomplished the signature goal they brought to this year’s legislative session — one several senators said ranks as the most important bill they’ve ever had a hand in passing.

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