Agreement ends Ore. public safety budget stalemate
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats in the Oregon House say they've reached an agreement on the last major obstacle they face this year.
Leaders from both parties said Tuesday that key lawmakers had agreed on a spending plan for the Department of Corrections and the Oregon State Police. The agreement ends a stalemate between the parties that has delayed the end of the legislative session.
Lawmakers declined to immediately release the details of the agreement. House Democratic Leader Dave Hunt says it includes advancing a bill that would continue a 60-day maximum sentence for some probation violators.