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Q&A: PERS Plan Passes, Tax Hike Fails, Another Day In Salem

OPB | April 24, 2013 4:26 p.m. | Updated: April 24, 2013 5:32 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

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In politics, you win some and lose some. That was certainly true for Democrats in the Oregon House Wednesday.

A much-hyped vote on a $275 million tax hike didn’t go as planned when Democrats couldn’t round up enough Republican votes.

But a couple of hours later, Democrats scored a victory when their version of a public pension cost-cutting plan squeaked through.

Joining us now is our Salem reporter, Chris Lehman.

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