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State approves backup funding for senior services

Posted: Friday, Jun 6th, 2014


SALEM — Oregon’s Emergency Board has voted to provide more than $2 million in state funding to restore senior services lost due to federal sequestration cuts.

The state funds will come from $26 million set aside for senior programs as part of the grand bargain struck by Oregon lawmakers during a three-day special session that ended Oct. 2, 2013. They will be used to protect programs supported by the Older Americans Act, which were cut when Congress and the president couldn’t reach an agreement on taxes and federal spending.

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