Category Archives: Oregon Attorney General’s Office

Public employee unions drop corporate tax initiative to focus on defensive ballot fights

Leaders of SEIU Local 503 and Oregon AFSCME announced July 6 that they decided to withdraw a ballot initiative that might have shed light on how much Oregon’s biggest corporations pay in taxes. The announcement came on the day signatures were due, after their campaign had gathered over 130,000 signatures. Source: Public employee unions drop […]
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Measure making it harder to tweak taxes makes ballot

An initiative petition that would make it harder for the Legislature to tweak state taxes qualified for the November ballot Thursday. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Measure making it harder to tweak taxes makes ballot

Oregon Attorney General Considers Investigation Into Election Fraud

Oregon’s top attorney is considering whether to investigate if a crime was committed during the process of putting one of the more controversial initiatives on the November ballot. Source: Oregon Attorney General Considers Investigation Into Election Fraud

Oregon Politicians At All Levels Call For Immigrant Families To Be Reunited

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum plan to sue the Trump administration to ensure children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are reunited. Source: Oregon Politicians At All Levels Call For Immigrant Families To Be Reunited . News | OPB

Oregon Has Filed 16 Lawsuits Against Trump Administration … And Counting

The lawsuits mostly involve attempts to block Trump administration policies — including suits challenging the crackdown on sanctuary cities and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Source: Oregon Has Filed 16 Lawsuits Against Trump Administration … And Counting

Second challenge to ‘assault weapons’ ballot title filed

Gun groups say the certified ballot title issued by the Attorney General’s Office doesn’t comply with state laws on ballot title language. A second legal challenge was filed Thursday against a certified ballot title for IP 43, a proposed ballot measure that would ban certain types of semi-automatic firearms and large-capacity magazines. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Attorney General warns against price gouging amid Salem water warning

-Officials have received more than a dozen complaints so far and expect more as consumers become aware they can report the incidents.- The National Guard handed out free water at several locations to residents who can’t drink tap water in the Salem, Oregon, area contaminated by an algae bloom, and state law enforcement authorities are […]
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Oregon attorney general issues ballot title for initiative to ban sales of assault weapons

Oregon’s attorney general on Wednesday released a certified ballot title for an initiative to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines and a broad range of semiautomatic pistols, rifles and shotguns. Source: Oregon attorney general issues ballot title for initiative to ban sales of assault weapons

Oregon AG announces task force on hate crimes

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Wednesday the members of a task force that will study hate-motivated crimes. Source: Oregon AG announces task force on hate crimes

Oregon attorney general drafts ballot title for initiative to ban sales of assault weapons

Oregon’s Attorney General has drafted the ballot title for an initiative to ban the sale of high capacity magazines and many semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns. Initiative Petition 43 “criminalizes possession or transfer of ‘assault weapons’ (defined) or ‘large capacity magazines’ (defined), with exceptions,” according to the draft ballot title. Source: Oregon attorney general drafts […]
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