SALEM, Ore. -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has formally called lawmakers into special session next week.
Kitzhaber issued a proclamation Monday calling legislators to Salem to work on legislation that would lower costs in the public-employee pension system and raise new revenue.
The governor announced last week that he intended to call the special session after reaching an agreement with legislative leaders.
The special session will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 30. Kitzhaber has said he hopes it will last just one day, but it could last longer if lawmakers struggle to work out details or gain enough support.