SALEM -- Oregon lawmakers have barely gotten home from Salem after a legislative session on pensions and taxes, but they may be returning soon.
Proponents of building a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River are still pushing for another special session to get that project going.
Lawmakers who finished a three-day special session this week say they'll turn their attention to the bridge next week. No session has been scheduled, and steps such as a financial analysis are still to be completed.
Business and labor groups are pushing to see the bridge built, even after the Senate in Washington declined to help pay for it.
Project boosters are promoting an alternate plan that wouldn't require money from Washington and would scrap most of the interchanges planned north of the river.