Odd-numbered years are the ones that require more work of Oregon legislators.
Those are the years in which the two-year state budget is prepared and passed, and it has to balance. This year, balancing will either mean cuts to programs of roughly $1.6 Billion or new revenue, or a combination.
And that's just the money part of the state's business.
Chris Lehman covers the session for JPR and other organizations.
He joins us for an overview of the session so far, and a look to the large body of work still ahead.