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Dispatches from public radio's correspondent at the Oregon Legislature. This is a venue for political and policy coverage of the state government in Salem and its impact on the people of Oregon.

Oregon State Of The State Comes Against Backdrop Of Campaign, Improving Economy

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File photo. Oregon Governor Kate Brown will deliver the 2016 State of the State address this Friday in Portland.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will deliver the 2016 State of the State address this Friday in Portland. It's her second one since taking office last year in the wake of John Kitzhaber's resignation.

So far Brown's office has released few details about what the governor will talk about.

The Democrat has been touring the state this spring touting her legislative victories, including bills related to affordable housing, renewable energy and the minimum wage. With the legislature already gone for the year, any agenda the governor lays out could very well function as a campaign manifesto.

Brown filed last month to run for the remaining two years on Kitzhaber's term. Five other Democrats, along with five Republicans and two Independent Party members have also filed for the office and will appear on the primary election ballot next month.