Nature Conservancy Clarifies Position on Measure 76 Fix

Oregon State Capitol.

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The Nature Conservancy finds itself in an unusual position in Salem. Last year, the group funded the campaign that resulted in the landslide victory of Measure 76, which enshrined in the Oregon Constitution the current practice of setting aside 15 percent of Oregon Lottery proceeds for the reclamation and acquisition of wildlife habitat and parks. But rather than enjoying that victory, The Nature Conservancy ...   More
 
Saturday, March 5, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nature Conservancy Benefits from Lottery Dollars

Oregon State Capitol.

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In the ongoing flap over whether the Oregon Legislature will refer certain "fixes" to Measure 76, it's worth noting that the group most concerned about referring those questions to voters—the Nature Conservancy—has a strong interest in preserving the status quo.As WW previously reported, there was strong disagreement last summer about Measure 76 before voters approved that state constitutional ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nature Conservancy Now Unhappy With Lottery Measure Referral

Oregon State Capitol.

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 Last fall, Oregon voters approved Measure 76, which continued a requirement that 15 percent of state lottery proceeds be set aside for parks and wildlife (about $160 million per biennium). Before that statewide vote on continuing the 15-percent set-aside before its expiration, the measure's proponents agreed with legislative leaders that the ballot measure contained flaws. Among the environmental ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Money Watch: Nature Conservancy Writes Big Checks for Measure 76


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The Nature Conservancy contributed more than $1 million this week ($1,088,500 to be exact) to Measure 76, the November ballot measure that asks Oregon voters to make permanent the current practice of allocating 15 percent of state lottery proceeds to parks and wildlife habitat. Although the measure faces no organized opposition, voters are historically skeptical of any efforts to amend the Oregon ...   More
 
Friday, September 24, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dead Voters and Measure 76


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Two people who gathered signatures last spring for the initiative that became Measure 76 on Oregon's Nov. 2 ballot have been indicted for initiative fraud. The announcement today of the indictments by Attorney General John Kroger and Secretary of State Kate Brown alleges that one of the signature gatherers had six signatures of dead people and that the other signature gatherer falsely certified ...   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 HANK STERN

What Do Chris Dudley, WW and Tax Fairness Oregon Agree On?


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Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley has been tough to pin down on some specifics during his initial run for elected office in Oregon. But Dudley has taken an unequivocal position on one issue—Ballot Measure 76, which would write into the state Constitution a current statutory set aside of 15 percent of Oregon Lottery Funds for the purchase of parks and habitat. Dudley told ...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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