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Big Money Is Being Spent On Oregon Ballot Measures

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October Newsballot measurescampaign spendingelections
A new analysis shows Oregon trails only California and Colorado in terms of spending on television ads for ballot measures this election cycle. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Oregon measures have generated $7.7 million in TV spending through Monday. A little more than $5 million is tied to Measure 92, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered foodRead More »

Oregon Voters Could Face Multiple Marijuana Legalization Options

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th March Newsballot measuresmarijuana
Paul Stanford, one of the nation's leading marijuana legalization advocates, doesn't only want Oregonians to have the right to smoke pot. He wants it written into the state constitution. Stanford's proposed constitutional amendment is one of several pot questions that may go to Oregon voters in November.Read More »

Quest To Restrict Union Fees Targets Three States, Including Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th December Newsballot measuresunion fees
Voters in at least three states could get a chance to decide next year whether to limit the fees that unions can collect. After recent successes in Michigan and Indiana, supporters of "right-to-work" laws now are focusing their efforts on Missouri, Ohio and Oregon.Read More »

Prediction: Oregonians Expected To Say "No" To Pot, Gambling and Gillnet Ban

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th November Newsballot measureselectionsPolitics
Oregon voters have the chance to decide the state's future on marijuana, gambling and commercial fishing, but the odds are stacked against any of those measures passing. Polling has shown the state unwilling to regulate pot like alcohol. Oregonians are also unlikely to approve a nontribal casino outside Portland.Read More »

Ex- Oregon Governors Oppose Ballot Measures

Four of Oregon's living former governors are coming out against two ballot measures that would authorize Oregon's first nontribal casino. Republican Vic Atiyeh and Democrats Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski are joining opponents of the proposal. Current Gov.Read More »

Panel To Review Ballot Initiatives

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st August Newsballot measurescitizen's review panel

Healthy Democracy, a nonprofit organization working on behalf of the Oregon Citizens' Initiative Review Commission, announced today two panels of voters from diverse perspectives and communities across Oregon that will meet in August to examine two November statewide ballot measures as panelists for the legislatively mandated Citizens' Initiative Review (CIR).
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