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  • KRISTENA HANSEN The Associated Press
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SALEM — The Oregon economy has been bustling this year, so much so that the state’s unique “kicker” law may give $408 million back to Oregonians next year when they do their taxes, plus another $75 million for schools in the next budget cycle.

  • KRISTENA HANSEN The Associated Press
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SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown recently signed three executive orders as part of her “Series of Cost Savings Across State Government” initiative — touted as a broad effort to save money to help close the $1.6 billion budget shortfall and improve Oregon’s long-term finances.

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  • ANDREW SELSKY The Associated Press
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SALEM (AP) — A bill in the Oregon Legislature that would ban a long-planned footbridge over a pristine river for hikers and bikers in the town of Bend is causing an uproar in the mountain town.