Salem deal delayed

Salem deal delayed

Oregon's state Legislature special session was delayed for much of its first day.

But key lawmakers from both parties ended the day still feeling confident that they had the support they need for the complex package — which also includes a tax cut for certain businesses and an agricultural bill dealing with genetically modified crops.

“Unlike Washington, D.C., we’ve come together on a deal to make sure we fund education, senior services and mental health programs,” said House Majority Leader Val Hoyle, a Eugene Democrat.

Read more at The Register-Guard.