Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State

Campaign contributions by Bitcoin? Oregon elections chief favors ‘yes’

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson proposed a rule change Tuesday to allow cryptocurrency donations to political campaigns. The proposed amendment would update Oregon’s campaign finance manual to allow campaigns to accept cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, as donations. Campaign expenditures via cryptocurrency would still be prohibited. Source: Campaign contributions by Bitcoin? Oregon elections chief favors ‘yes’ […]
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Proposal to ban food taxes in Oregon qualifies for the November ballot

Voters will get to weigh in this November on an initiative that would ban all taxes on food in Oregon, after it qualified for the ballot on Monday. The signature gathering effort was largely paid for by grocery companies, which had poured more than $2 million into the campaign as of a month ago. Source: […]
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Editorial: Protecting our rights in elections

Two news stories last week serve as a reminder of how far Oregon has come in its efforts to remove barriers to voting — and to offer safeguards against continuing efforts to hack into the nation’s election systems. Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court — in a narrow 5-4 decision — ruled that states may boot people off […]
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Editorial: No need for new voting law

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has announced he will pursue a state law to ensure voters are never removed from voter rolls due to nonparticipation in elections. There’s no need for such a law. Source: Editorial: No need for new voting law;

Wishing Secretary of State Dennis Richardson well in cancer fight

No matter which way an Oregonian leans politically, there is one issue all can agree on – wishing Oregon’s Secretary of State Dennis Richardson a complete and speedy recovery. In his office’s weekly newsletter released Wednesday, on on Facebook Live the secretary reported he had been diagnosed in May with a small, cancerous brain tumor. […]
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Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson diagnosed with brain cancer

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is undergoing treatment for the disease, he announced Wednesday. Richardson, 68, wrote in a newsletter to constituents that “a small cancerous brain tumor” was found in May and that he is “optimistic” about its treatment. Source: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson […]
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Richardson diagnosed with brain cancer

The secretary of state, who is second in line to the governor, said he has begun treatment for the tumor, which was caught ‘early.’ Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, he revealed Wednesday in his email newsletter. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Richardson diagnosed with brain cancer

Commentary: Oregon Secretary of State Reflects on Health Priorities in Office, Shares Brain Cancer Diagnosis

The motto for my administration is taken from the Latin phrase Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus, which translated means: “What shall we give in return for receiving so much?” From day one, my leadership team and I were developing plans and strategies to bring Oregon to a place where accountability, transparency, and integrity are the norm, […]
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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson diagnosed with brain cancer

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, a Republican from Central Point, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Doctors found a small, cancerous tumor on his brain during a May physical, but he believes the cancer was caught early, Richardson said in an address streamed via Facebook Live Wednesday. The 68-year-old Richardson said he anticipates being […]
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Report: Food stamp fraud, misuse small, but costs ‘relatively large’

Oregon investigators claim five merchant convictions for food stamp fraud and $525,000 in court-ordered restitution. Source: Report: Food stamp fraud, misuse small, but costs ‘relatively large’