Special session still not set

Special session still not set

Gov. Kitzhaber is still deciding if he will call a special legislative session for the "grand bargain."

“We’re really struggling right now. We don’t have the votes,” Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) said. “I’m not going to say we won’t have (a special session), but we just don’t have the votes right now.”

Kitzhaber is trying to gain support for two bills that would increase school funding. The “grand bargain” would cut benefits to the Public Employees Retirement System, raise taxes by ending certain tax credits and cut taxes for small businesses.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.