BALLOT MEASURE POLITICS COMES UNDER SCRUTINY

From The Medford Mail Tribune:

The nonpartisan Healthy Democracy Oregon group will gather 20 randomly selected Jackson County voters to evaluate contentious claims and supposed facts for a measure on the May 20 primary ballot, with a goal of providing a realistic picture of what the proposal will and won’t do.

The state-sanctioned panel, called a Citizens’ Initiative Review, will evaluate either the library levy or the proposed ban on growing genetically modified organisms, but doesn’t want to make that choice public — so as to avoid possible pressure on panelists before they begin their work Sunday afternoon in Medford.

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