Democrats get aggressive on approving bills in final days of session

-Health care measures to cover abortions and young unauthorized immigrants pass on partisan votes-

After a session of restraint, Ore­gon’s Democratic lawmakers are flexing the power of their big majorities in Salem as the final bell approaches.

For months, Democrats have held back many controversial policy bills, as they pursued needed Republican votes on three major tax increases. Doing so, they hoped, would avoid antagonizing GOP leaders and swing votes.

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