SAN FRANCISCO - Days after Oregon lawmakers authorized $175 million of bonds designed to help stimulate the economy, the state will issue a large share of that debt as part of a $229 million issue of certificates of participation.

Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed the package into law Thursday, shortly after it cleared its final hurdle in the state House. The governor made the measure one of his top priorities this year and the Legislative Assembly, controlled by fellow Democrats, obliged.

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