Monday, December 22, 2014

Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's not done with his fight for more substantial savings in the state pension system.

The governor said Tuesday he'll hit the road and travel to places with the most financially struggling school districts in an effort to round up support for a special legislative session.

The Legislature adjourned for the year on Monday after months of fruitless negotiations over pension cuts, tax increases and tax breaks for small businesses. A last-ditch effort failed in the Senate last week.

Kitzhaber says he'll give lawmakers a few weeks to decompress from a tense, five-month legislative session. He says he'll call a special session only if work has been done behind the scenes to line up votes for a deal.

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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