The 2011 legislative session is about to start in Salem, but lawmakers might have a hard time squeezing into the chamber...what with, you know, the huge elephant.
Amid a huge state budget deficit, Gov. Kitzhaber is about to release his budget proposal.
In the background, controversy continues over the relationship between his partner, Cylvia Hayes and the state energy agency. Our political guys are here for our weekly wrap-up.
OPB's Political Analyst Bill Lunch is here. We also have Jeff Mapes, senior political reporter for The Oregonian.