‘A critical moment’: Kate Brown, lawmakers discuss budget negotiations at Salem forum

The high stakes and tensions involved in Oregon’s budget negotiations were on display during a political forum in Salem Wednesday night.

“We’re sort of at a critical moment,” Gov. Kate Brown told an audience at Willamette University. There’s “broad support” in the Legislature to pass bills aimed at cutting spending, and perhaps even enough votes to rein in public employee pension costs, Brown said. “The question is, are folks really serious about the revenue (proposals).”

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