Big Win for Bars: Oregon Lottery Boss Wants Status Quo


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Oregon Lottery Director Dale Penn today made a lengthy argument [PDF] for renewing the current commission structure paid to retailers. Penn's conclusion that lottery rates should stay the same over the six-year period after the current contract expires next June is a big win for the Oregon Restaurant Association, if the five-member Lottery Commission agrees with him. The association represents ...   More
 
Monday, October 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nature Conservancy Pours Another $200k into Parks Measure


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The Nature Conservancy last week poured another $200,000 into the effort to qualify a parks-funding amendment to the Oregon Constitution for the November ballot. That brings to nearly $900,000 the amount the Nature Conservancy has contributed toward a measure that would make permanent an expiring law that sets aside 15 percent of Oregon Lottery proceeds for parks. That total should be more than ...   More
 
Monday, June 14, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Lottery Initiative Makes The Ballot


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Oregon's lineup of statewide initiatives is now set for the Nov. 2 ballot. The final initiative awaiting word from state officials on signature verifications was one supported by enviros to lock into the Oregon Constitution 15 percent of Oregon Lottery proceeds for parks and habitat. The Secretary of State's office said today that backers of the proposal did turn in enough valid signatures. ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 HANK STERN

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

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