One More Potential Complication for the Return of Public Campaign Finance in Portland


Predicting the outcome of U.S. Supreme Court decisions based on the questions that justices ask during arguments is a tricky business.But the questions posed on Monday by justices over public campaign finance in Arizona do make it appear as if the court is heading toward a majority decision ultimately that will create one more hurdle for supporters of an initiative in Portland that would ask voters ...   More
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by

What One Big Public Campaign Finance Supporter Thinks About Bringing Back the Idea in 2012

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Here's a mini-update to a piece in this week's WW about the prospects of public campaign finance returning to the 2012 ballot for Portland voters to consider.One of the biggest supporters of the effort last fall to retain public financing as an option in city races was New Seasons co-founder Brian Rohter. Rohter, who donated more than $5,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to the unsuccessful pro-public ...   More
Thursday, March 17, 2011 HANK STERN

New Portland Group Takes Aim at Publicly Financed Campaigns

Laura Imeson, campaign manager for the failed 2006 effort to repeal publicly financed campaigns in Portland, is back for another round of battle. According to paperwork filed yesterday with the Secretary of State's office, Imeson will be part of a new group calling itself Portlanders Against Taxpayer-Funded Political Campaigns. The group aims to defeat the November measure that will ask voters ...   More
Thursday, August 5, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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