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Oregon Congressman Asks for County Money

Oregon -- One Oregon congressman says the current congressional stop-gap spending bill would have a disastrous impact on rural schools and governments.

Republican Greg Walden says it will force some counties to choose school programs over road projects. He said he will vote "no" on the new federal spending bill if county money is not written in.

Previously, the federal government had helped counties in Washington, Oregon, and thirty-seven other states pay for a quarter of school, road, and other county costs.