Phil Knight Gives $50K To Change Oregon's Legislative Redistricting Process


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Legislative districts get redrawn every decade, based on federal census results. Under Oregon's current process, the Legislature reapportions districts unless lawmakers can't agree upon new district boundaries by July 1 of the year following the census (i.e. July 1, 2011), or if there are legal challenges or a gubernatorial veto. In those cases, the Secretary of State steps in to draw the new ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

State Says Redistricting Initiative Doesn't Qualify For Ballot


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An initiative that would ask voters this November to change the way Oregon conducts redistricting each decade has failed to turn in enough valid signatures, the Secretary of State's office said today. But that doesn't close the matter since Kevin Mannix and other backers of the proposed amendment to the state Constitution are suing to challenge the state's invalidation of signatures. The proposed ...   More
 
Monday, July 26, 2010 HANK STERN

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