Gov. Kitzhaber is not thrilled with the way the Legislative session is going. With less than a week to go, three of his major initiatives are stalled: one relating to health care, two to education.
Kitzhaber said lawmakers were able to set aside their differences last year when they laid the groundwork for his agenda.
He said, “This year we have the opportunity to move that important work forward with the same spirit of bi-partisanship. I think Oregonians expect no less.”
Whatever legislators have done — or not done — on those issues, they were quick to reassure Facebook that it won’t face higher-than-expected state taxes when a new server farm is up and running in Prineville.
Meanwhile, Washington Republicans will have open caucuses on March 3rd, starting their delegate selection process.
We look back at the week in regional politics every Friday at this time. Our political guys, Bill and Jeff joined us again. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst; he’s at the OSU Media Center. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter and blogger for The Oregonian.
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