Oregon will use $101 million in federal economic-stimulus funds for highway, port and sidewalk projects under a plan approved this week by the state Transportation Commission. "The main focus here is jobs and secondarily transportation," said David Lohman, a state transportation commissioner. "It's getting some jobs out there, and that's really important." The commission has approved a total of $234 million in federal stimulus spending, and it estimates that the projects funded will create 3,300 jobs.
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