Tag Archives: Sec. Bev Clarno

Oregon secretary of state rejects another ballot measure, this one a timber industry favorite

Secretary of State Bev Clarno hinted this week that she is an equal opportunity rejector of ballot measures, not the partisan hack that critics have suggested. Clarno, the Republican selected by the governor to serve out the term of late Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, said one of three pro-forestry initiatives filed for the November […]
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 Judge’s ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives back on track

Decision overturns secretary of state action and means proposed ballot measures do not violate Oregon’s single-subject rule. A Marion County judge has reversed a decision by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno to reject two proposed ballot initiatives on carbon reduction. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Judge’s ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives back on track

Oregon climate activists sue secretary of state on clean energy initiatives

Climate activists are challenging the Oregon secretary of state over her rejection last month of two initiative petitions. Initiatives 48 and 49 would have required 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2045 in slightly different ways, and backers were planning to ultimately go forward with one or the other. Source: Oregon climate activists sue secretary of […]
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Clarno Under Fire From Oregon DOJ

On December 19, The Oregon Department of Justice filed a brief against Secretary of State Bev Clarno regarding her dismissal of three ballot measures earlier this year. In the brief, the DOJ criticizes Clarno’s rigid insistence that initiative petitions adhere to “one subject only” rule of the Oregon Constitution. If her decision is upheld, they […]
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As civics education declines in Oregon, nonprofits and a state office try to fill the gap

Legislative attempts to mandate civic instruction in Oregon classrooms has failed. The Secretary of State’s Office has shifted its priorities to promote civic education. As a social studies teacher at Amity Middle School, it falls on Jeff Geissler to teach students the importance of voting, paying taxes and how their government works. Source: As civics […]
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DOJ Argues Secretary Of State Is Misunderstanding Oregon State Law In Initiative Petition Rejections

As she seeks to defend her decision earlier this year to bounce a trio of proposed ballot measures, Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno has a new foe in court: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. Earlier this month, the state’s Department of Justice filed a brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals arguing at length that Clarno’s […]
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Guest Column: Oregon’s Secretary of State shows flagrant disregard for citizens’ rights in rejecting Clean Air ballot measures | Opinion |

The office of Secretary of State Bev Clarno today informed the chief petitioners — a civil rights leader, a former nurse, and a retired businesswoman — that it is rejecting Initiative Petitions 48 & 49, two versions of a 100% Clean Electricity ballot measure bound for the November 2020 ballot. Source: Guest Column: Oregon’s Secretary […]
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Editorial: Clarno gets ballot measure rule right once again

Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno rejected two initiative petitions Thursday, Dec. 19, because they included more than one topic. It’s the second time this year she’s told would-be petition sponsors they must stick to the state’s single-subject rule, which says petitions must be limited to only one change. Source: Editorial: Clarno gets ballot measure […]
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Clarno approves narrower forestry ballot measures for signature gathering

The new versions deleted passages in the controversial initiative petitions that Secretary of State Bev Clarno found had violated the single subject clause of the Oregon Constitution, narrowing the focus of the measures to gain her approval. Source: Clarno approves narrower forestry ballot measures for signature gathering

Tribal issues get the spotlight at government-to-government summit

MISSION — For a good portion of Tuesday, the eyes of the state were trained on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Source: Tribal issues get the spotlight at government-to-government summit