An investigation by the Oregonian finds that a Salem bureaucrat is directly benefiting from a program that was originally intended to aid the fish's migration.
Although the tax is now in effect, questions swirl about its legitimacy.
The governor's budget for 2015-17 allocates an additional $800 million to encourage students to be ready for school from a young age.
The governor's plan allocates $18.6 billion for the next biennium, more than a 10 percent increase from the 2013-2015 budget.
Portland company will receive no less than $13.4 million for maintenance on the ship Mercy.