SAN FRANCISCO - Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski yesterday proposed a $50.1 billion all-funds budget for the 2009-2011 biennium that includes both tax increases and slower spending growth to deal with a weakening economy.

The Democratic governor asked lawmakers to increase general fund spending 6% to $14.7 billion from $13.9 billion in the current biennium. The increase in spending is less than a third of the 20% increase in the current biennium.

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