Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski used his final state of the state address last Friday to warn that he sees a fiscal "storm" coming unless lawmakers take action to tame the state's boom-and-bust budget cycles.

"Even with economic recovery, Oregon will face budget challenges that will limit the state's ability to meet its core responsibilities of education, human services and public safety," the two-term Democratic governor said. "That's why I describe the state of our state this way: Skies clearing — and a potential storm brewing."

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