Oregon lawmakers hail session of progressive wins, but big budget problems lurk ahead

Lawmakers adjourned the 2017 session Friday having averted a budget disaster, but acknowledged as they headed home that relationships have frayed and this year’s wins could be jeopardized by a looming budget gap.

Democrats achieved many of their most progressive policy goals, but they failed to find votes to reform Oregon’s tax system and make a serious dent in public pension costs, leaving the toughest decisions to future sessions.

Source: Oregon lawmakers hail session of progressive wins, but big budget problems lurk ahead | OregonLive.com