Governor vetoes school funding plan

SALEM — Gov. Ted Kulongoski has made good on his promise to veto the Oregon Legislature's $5.8 billion school-funding plan.

Kulongoski and legislative leaders have been at odds for a week. The Legislature approved a package that provided $5.8 billion up front, with a commitment of $200 more million next year if economic conditions are right.

The governor vetoed that this morning. He said he thinks it leaves the state without adequate reserves and that schools should get $5.6 billion up front with $400 million contingent on the economy.

The veto won't likely stick. Both the House and Senate passed their plan with enough votes to override it.

— The Associated Press

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