Tag Archives: Ballot Measures

Oregon Initiatives To Revamp PERS Withdrawn As Political Picture Changes

Backers quietly end their attempt to put an initiative on the 2020 ballot in Oregon to revamp the Public Employees Retirement System. Source: Oregon Initiatives To Revamp PERS Withdrawn As Political Picture Changes

Editorial: Clarno wins first round of ballot measure fight

The war may not be over yet, but Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno has won the first battle. Wednesday a Marion County Circuit Court judge ruled she was right to reject a trio of proposed ballot measures because, she said, they improperly dealt with more than one subject each. Source: Editorial: Clarno wins first […]
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Oregon Secretary Of State Bev Clarno Properly Rejected Ballot Measures, Judge Rules

Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno faced backlash this year, after she rejected three proposed ballot measures filed by an environmental group, finding they were unconstitutionally overbroad. The rejections — coupled with what critics believe was an atypical process behind them — spurred a lawsuit challenging the decisions and a split between Attorney General Ellen […]
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Voters could decide future of Oregon’s forestry practices

Six conflicting ballot measures vying for support could restrict or solidify forestry practices on state and private lands. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Voters could decide future of Oregon’s forestry practices

As many as nine dueling forestry bills could be on next November’s ballot

The timber industry and environmentalists are headed toward a showdown over forest management that could bring as many as nine ballot measures before the voters next November. At issue is a fundamental disagreement over what forest practices best protect water quality. The two sides are also gearing up for a possible fight over what role […]
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Voters could decide future of Oregon’s forestry practices

6 conflicting ballot measures could restrict or solidify practices on state and private lands. A political fight over how Oregon manages its forests and timber activity could be resolved by voters in the fall. Two sets of ballot initiatives with contrary views of forestry in Oregon have been filed with the state Elections Division. One […]
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Timber interests propose three pro-logging ballot measures

A group of retired foresters backed by the timber industry filed three initiative petitions this week looking to counter what they say are “radical anti-forestry ballot initiatives being pursued by environmental extremists.” Source: Timber interests propose three pro-logging ballot measures – oregonlive.com

Our View | Gun storage measure is confusing

No responsible gun owner would object to the basic premise that guns should be stored in a way designed to ensure that nobody who shouldn’t have access to the guns will have it. The National Rifle Association, no fan of restrictions on gun owners, emphasizes safe handling and storage of firearms. One of the NRA’s […]
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Oregonians Could Face 3 Votes On Psilocybin In 2020

Drugs may appear on many Oregon ballots next year — particularly psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms. The mushrooms are in the middle of three different drug-related initiative drives: two to decriminalize and one to legalize therapeutic uses of the federally-controlled drug. The most limited effort follows in the footsteps of successful, city-level votes […]
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Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum refuses to defend Secretary of State over unprecedented rejection of forestry ballot measures

The attorney general also challenged Clarno’s legal basis for tossing the proposals. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is refusing to defend Secretary of State Bev Clarno in litigation over Clarno’s unprecedented rejection of three proposed ballot initiatives to tighten state forestry laws. Rosenblum also challenged Clarno’s legal basis for tossing the proposals, which Clarno said […]
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