Gov. Kitzhaber calls for special session, reason unclear so far

Gov. Kitzhaber calls for special session, reason unclear so far
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber addresses the audience at the 10th Annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center. (File photo by Steve Benham/KATU.com)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's calling the Oregon Legislature into session next week.  

He has scheduled a news conference late Monday morning to discuss his plans for a special session.  

The Legislature is due to meet in its regular annual session beginning Jan. 14.  

Kitzhaber said in a brief statement the special session will convene next Monday.  

Spokesman Tim Raphael wouldn't go beyond that, refusing to say what Kitzhaber wants lawmakers to deal with.

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