ballot measures

Voter Participation
4:05 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Nearly $6M And Counting For Washington Fall Ballot Measures

Washington’s November election will decide three statewide ballot measures.
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Washington’s November election will decide three statewide ballot measures. Two are competing gun-related initiatives. There’s also a proposal to make public school class sizes smaller. So far, nearly $6 million has flowed to these campaigns. And it’s still early yet.

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Citizens' Initiative Review
5:37 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Oregon's Citizens’ Initiative Review Could Expand To Other States

A group of Oregonians will meet this week in Salem to figure out where they stand on the Citizens' Initiative Review.
Credit Kevin Mooney / Northwest News Network

A group of Oregonians will meet this week in Salem to figure out where they stand on an upcoming ballot measure. It's called the Citizens’ Initiative Review, and it's been a part of the Oregon election process since 2010. This Oregon-based exercise in democracy is expanding to two more states this year.

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GMO Labeling
6:13 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative

Supporters of a GMO labeling initiative rallying in front of the Oregon capitol earlier this month.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregonians will get the chance to vote on whether food companies should label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. An initiative to do that qualified for the November ballot Wednesday.

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Oregon Ballot
5:35 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Kitzhaber Claims Truce In Potentially Divisive Ballot Measures

File photo of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 5:27 pm

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he's brokered a deal that will avoid a potentially divisive battle at the ballot box this fall.

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NW Initiatives
4:07 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Washington Initiative Promoter Files Measure To Resurrect Anti-Tax Rule

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman has a plan to resurrect the two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases in Washington
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon January 6, 2014 3:06 pm

Washington initiative promoter Tim Eyman kicked off the New Year with a new ballot proposal.

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Voters' Pamphlet
4:11 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Washington Advisory Tax Vote Guides Could Cost $240K

Washington’s fall voters’ guide may be 20 pages longer and cost nearly $250,000 more to publish.
Credit Washington Secretary of State

Washington’s fall voters’ guide may be 20 pages longer and cost nearly $250,000 more to publish. That’s because of a voter-approved requirement that all tax hikes appear on the ballot for an advisory vote. This year there will be five of these non-binding ballot measures.

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Initiative Petitions
5:17 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Tighten Signature Gathering Requirements

The Oregon House approved a measure that would extend signature gathering laws to more groups involved in the process.
Credit Garry Knight / Flickr

Oregon lawmakers want to tighten the rules for getting initiative petitions on the ballot. The Oregon House Friday approved a measure that would extend signature gathering laws to more groups involved in the process. But opponents say the legislation could unfairly affect people trying to get measures on the ballot.

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Public Safety Measure
6:32 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Lane County Public Safety Measure Passes

The Lane County levy for jail and youth services passed with 56%. KLCC’s Lucy Ohlsen was at the yes-on-213 watch party, where Sheriff Thomas Turner celebrated with supporters.

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Portland Fluoridation
6:29 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Fluoride Measure Fails In Portland

Unofficial results show Portland's fluoridation measure going down by a resounding 60-to-40 margin. Oregon Public Broadcasting's April Baer reports opponents got the upper hand despite being outspent two-to-one.

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Eugene City Fee
6:26 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Eugene Voters Soundly Defeat City Fee Ballot Measure

Eugene voters soundly defeated a ballot measure that would have imposed a monthly fee on residents to help pay for public safety and social services. KLCC’s Angela Kellner reports.

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