Gov. Kitzhaber Eyes Special Session Decision in 10 Days
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Gov. John Kitzhaber says he hopes to decide within 10 days whether to call the Legislature into special session to work on a deal to reduce pension benefits for public employees.
Gov. Kitzhaber made the remark in a meeting with education leaders in Hermiston on Thursday.
Kitzhaber has been trying to gain support for a combination of pension cuts and tax increases to lower costs and increase funding for schools.
He's made his case in travels to school districts facing the toughest budget environments.
He spent Thursday and Friday in Eastern Oregon, where the Pendleton School District is struggling with declining enrollment.