The Oregon Legislature opens its 73rd Biennial Session this morning in Salem. There seems to a credibility probem within this body, if you read today's Oregonian headline. Other recent headlines, including the one written about here, and Senate Majority Leader Kate Brown's proposal to use the death penalty on those who kill a pregnant woman (and the House Republican response that is should, in fact, be two charges of murder), hint at a long partisan session on the horizon (it's going to be a long, hot summer in Salem?). Despite these battles, many are publicly saying that they hope the Legislature does the job they must do -- pass a budget for the next biennium -- and go home.
What do you think they should accomplish?