PHOENIX - Oregon has inaugurated the use of a new state program managed by the Oregon Department of Education that offers a dollar-to-dollar match of up to $4 million to districts whose voters approve local bonds.

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler announced that a just-completed state general obligation bond sale will help finance a number of school-related construction projects in 13 school districts, and marks the successful first installation of the Oregon School Capital Facilities Matching Program.

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