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Governor's 'Cool Schools' plan headed for approval

Bill expands energy efficiency upgrades at public schools

The Oregon Legislature's joint budget committee unanimously approved Gov. John Kitzhaber's 'Cool Schools' initiative on Friday.

House Bill 2960 will expand financing for public school energy efficiency projects.

The measure still requires approval by the House and the Senate, but a unanimous approval from the Joint Ways and Means Committee is a sign of strong bipartisan support from both chambers.