Priorities aren't surprising: education funding, job growth, economic recovery.
Democrats are in the majority in Oregon's House and Senate. That should help them move some legislation to Gov. John Kitzhaber's desk as the 2013 Legislative Session resumes in Salem.
Senate majority leaders gathered Tuesday morning to outline their priorities, focusing on education funding, economic recovery, job growth and aid for small businesses and homeowners.
They did not get specific on numbers but Sen. Diane Rosenbaum said they would look for savings in state agency spending and consider reforms to the Public Employee Retirement System, PERS, to find more money for K-12 public schools.
Read the Senate Democrats' agenda here.
Senate Republicans outlined their platform for the session last month. View it here.
Republicans want to provide tax incentives for more corporations that want to grow in Oregon, a response to the governor's support of a long-term set tax rate for Nike. They also want more funding for education.