9/22/2011: From Jeff Mapes in the Oregonian:
Oregon legislators are learning that the already battered state budget is taking another $42 million hit because Gov. John Kitzhaber’s settlement with state labor unions came in over the limit he had initially set on pay increases.
The additional cost of the union settlement means that lawmakers may have to cut more deeply into public services when they meet in February.
Pernsteiner’s maid service may even be on the table.