Lawmakers go back to work in Salem

SALEM — Oregon legislators went back to work Monday.

The House and Senate went into session at 9 a.m. to begin a special session expected to last no more than four weeks.

The business the first day of the session was largely procedural, introducing bills, adopting committee rules and so forth.

Among the questions lawmakers will confront is making up for a $100 million shortfall in state revenue. That’s expected to be detailed in a revenue forecast next week.

Legislators also plan to take up measures to encourage job creation and to extend unemployment benefits for recipients who have exhausted their eligibility.

- The Associated Press

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