Tag Archives: Sec. Bev Clarno

Oregon Appeals Court Refutes Secretary of State’s Decision 

-Proposed Environmental Legislation Granted Second Chance- The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Secretary of State Bev Clarno acted improperly and misinterpreted state law by rejecting three proposed ballot measures dealing with environmental regulations in September of last year. Source: Oregon Appeals Court Refutes Secretary of State’s Decision – The Corvallis Advocate

Court of Appeals: Clarno was wrong to reject forestry initiatives

The Oregon Court of Appeals has determined Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno was wrong when she tossed out three petitions from environmentalists that could have brought tighter forestry regulations to the voters. Nine separate forestry initiatives have been proposed for the November 2020 ballot, six by environmentalists and three by the timber industry. Source: […]
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Appeals court gives green light to forestry measures

Justices say political initiatives comply with state constitution, but a deal between forestry and conservationists could make decision moot. Source: Appeals court gives green light to forestry measures

Oregon Appeals Court: Secretary Of State Should Not Have Rejected Ballot Measures

The ruling by a three-judge panel is the most authoritative opinion yet in a monthslong battle over how Secretary of State Bev Clarno handles ballot measures. Source: Oregon Appeals Court: Secretary Of State Should Not Have Rejected Ballot Measures

Court of Appeals overturns Clarno’s rejection of logging ballot measures

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned Secretary of State Bev Clarno’s controversial decision to reject three proposed ballot measures for the November election that she said violated a constitutional clause that such measures can only deal with a single subject. It’s not clear if she will appeal to Oregon Supreme Court. Source: Court […]
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Oregon Democrats seek to delay campaign contribution limits until July 2021

Oregon House Democrats have proposed a plan to put 2006 voter-approved campaign contribution limits on hold until at least July 2021 even if the Oregon Supreme Court allows them much sooner. Source: Oregon Democrats seek to delay campaign contribution limits until July 2021

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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