The week was dominated by news of the horrific shootings in Connecticut, which came soon after killings by a shooter at the Clackamas Town Center last week. Gun control proposals are now being considered in Salem as well as Congress.
Meanwhile, a special session of the Oregon legislature a week ago approved a tax proposal from Gov. Kitzhaber to benefit Nike.
And at least one Oregon Republican is stepping up to take over the leadership of his party.
Our political guys, Bill and Jeff, joined us again. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian.