The Northwest political news was dominated this week by money: who has it, how they're spending it, and what legislatures do when they're short of it.
In Oregon, campaign contribution reports were filed showing some familiar and some unusual patterns.
Across the Columbia, legislators in Olympia finally agreed to a bargain over the state budget, helped by the governor’s mediation.
We talk politics every Friday morning, and our political guys are here. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst; he’s at the OSU Media Center. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian; he’s on the telephone. Click the audio icon to hear the discussion.