Oregon's Older Voters Rule: Phil Keisling's Take on the May Primary Turnout


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Former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling (above) recently circulated a fascinating, if depressing, review of who voted in the state's May primary. His overall conclusion is that young Oregonians completely sat out the May contest. And here are two supporting bits of information from Keisling's analysis of the data released by Secretary of State Kate Brown's spokesman Don Hamilton: 1. ...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Two Initiatives Qualify For The Oregon Ballot


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Two very different initiatives have turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the Oregon ballot this November. Secretary of State Kate Brown announced today that Initiative Petitions 13 and 28 each have more than the required 82,769 valid signatures required of a statutory change to qualify for the ballot. Initiative Petition 13, a Kevin Mannix measure, would impose mandatory minimum ...   More
 
Friday, July 16, 2010 HANK STERN

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

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

Oregon War Veterans Wheel in Big Gun to Block Release of Public Records


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A Salem non-profit filed a federal lawsuit today against Oregon Attorney General John Kroger and Secretary of State Kate Brown. The lawsuit, filed by one of the country's highest-profile opponents of campaign finance regulation, is on behalf of the Oregon War Veterans Association. The lawsuit filed in in U.S. District Court in Eugene seeks to stop Kroger from releasing documents that the AG's ...   More
 
Friday, October 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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