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Straight Talk: Oregon Legislators from the House and Senate sit down to discuss business

Straight Talk: Oregon Legislators from the House and Senate sit down to discuss business

by Video Producer

kgw.com

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM

"JOHN KITZHABER"... BEGAN AN *UNPRECEDENTED *THIRD TERM...

*AND THE 2011 OREGON LEGISLATURE MET FOR AN ORGANIZING SESSION... BEFORE IT HEADS BACK TO WORK... FOR THE REGULAR SESSION... ON FEBRUARY FIRST.

  FOR THE *FIRST TIME...THE OREGON HOUSE WILL BE DEALING WITH AN EVEN SPLIT IN POWER... 30-DEMOCRATS... AND 30-REPUBLICANS.

AND BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE A LOT ON THEIR PLATE...

HOW TO BALANCE THE BUDGET?... WHICH RIGHT NOW... HAS A THREE-AND-A-HALF BILLION DOLLAR HOLE....

*AND WHAT TO DO... TO GET THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OUT OF THE CELLAR?... WHERE IT'S BEEN... AT 10-POINT-SIX PERCENT FOR MONTHS.

JOINING US IN OUR STUDIOS TO SHED SOME INSIGHT INTO THEIR PLANS... A PANEL OF LAWMAKERS FROM THE HOUSE AND SENATE

THE NEWLY NAMED... DEMOCRATIC CO-SPEAKER... REPRESENTATAIVE "ARNIE ROBLAN".... FROM COOS BAY.

REPUBLICAN HOUSE LEADER... REPRESENTATIVE "KEVIN CAMERON"... FROM SALEM...

THE "SENATE MAJORITY LEADER... DEMOCRAT... SENATOR "DIANE ROSENBAUM"... FROM PORTLAND...

AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR FROM ALBANY... "FRANK MORSE".

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