The president of the Oregon Senate has put the brakes on a special session to revive a Columbia River bridge project.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1bZlLZt) the legislative leader, Peter Courtney of Salem, says public hearings should come next.
And Courtney said Wednesday that if Oregon is going to consider building the bridge without help from the state of Washington, the bill should wait until February and the start of a regular session.
Gov. John Kitzhaber had said he was willing to call the Legislature into a special session if support is lined up. An aide said Wednesday that Kitzhaber agrees that public hearings are the next step.
Earlier, Washington's Legislature balked at an agreement between the two states to put up $450 million each to replace the Interstate 5 bridge.