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Editorial: Citizen reviewers ponder Measure 97

From the Albany Democrat-Herald: The members of the Citizens’ Initiative Review panel that was examining Measure 97, the proposal for...

Can Citizen Governance Save Our Republic?

From Governing magazine: . . . Other states have taken their own steps to amplify citizen voices and drown out special...

PARSING THE PROS AND CONS OF MEASURE 97 MEANS WORK FOR VOTERS (OPINION)

From The Oregonian: Now that it has qualified for the ballot, there has been a predictable increase in public discourse about...

Think Too Much: Citizens’ review offers insight into measures

From the Albany Democrat-Herald: Next month, 24 randomly selected Oregon voters will gather at Western Oregon University in Monmouth to weigh the...

Confused about the marijuana ballot question? Committee to draft statement explaining pros, cons

From MassLive: A group of politicians and academics — including former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis — are piloting a program to...

CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE REVIEW NAMED TOP 10 GOVERNMENT INNOVATION BY HARVARD

From Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government: Cambridge, Mass. – May 5, 2015 – Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and...

NPR: VOTERS WILL GET THEIR SAY ON GMO LABELING IN COLORADO AND OREGON

From NPR: Ben Hamilton walks down the salad dressing aisle at his neighborhood grocery store in west Denver. The human resources...

CITIZENS’ REVIEW OPPOSES GMO LABELING (VIDEO)

From KDRV Newswatch 12: CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The statewide debate about labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms might not...

CITIZENS BALLOT REVIEW GETS TEST DRIVE WITH COLORADO GMO LABEL MEASURE

From KUNC: Colorado voters will have extra help making up their minds about a ballot initiative to label genetically modified foods....

GMO REQUIREMENT SPLITS PANEL

From The Portland Tribune: If the vote by a Citizens’ Initiative Review panel is any indication, the arguments will be robust...

GMO LABELING MEASURE GETS NARROW ‘NO’ RECOMMENDATION FROM OREGON CITIZENS REVIEW PANEL

From The Oregonian: A 20-member citizens panel has narrowly voted against recommending passage of the Oregon Mandatory Labeling of GMOs initiative....

CITIZEN PANEL OPPOSES OREGON FOOD LABELING MEASURE

From KOIN 6: A citizen review panel is narrowly opposing an Oregon ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods....

CITIZEN PANEL OPPOSES TOP-TWO BALLOT MEASURE

From Herald and News: A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn’t persuaded that Oregon should ditch its...

CITIZENS INITIATIVE REVIEW PANEL’S FINDINGS ON GMO BALLOT MEASURE

From The Medford Mail Tribune: Following are the key findings on Measure 15-119 — which would ban genetically modified crops in...

FINDINGS RELEASED FROM VOTER PANEL ON GMO Measure

From KOBI: They spent the last four days getting educated about what’s being called the most complex measure on any ballot...

GMO CITIZEN REVIEW FINDINGS (VIDEO)

From KDRV Newswatch 12: This May, Southern Oregon will be asked to decide between several measures and candidates in the...

VOTERS HELPING EDUCATE VOTERS ON PROPOSED GMO MEASURE

From KOBI: Measure 15-119, is a proposed ban on genetically modified crops on the upcoming May ballot. The measure is complicated...

CITIZEN PANEL REVIEWING PROPOSED GMO CROP BAN

From The Medford Mail Tribune: A citizen panel’s analysis and resulting public findings on banning or allowing genetically modified crops in...

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...

INITIATIVE REFORMS LIKELY TO BUILD CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT, TRUST IN GOVERNMENT

From Public Policy Intitute of California: A report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) recommends three steps...

Guest Post: The Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

From the Democracy Fund blog: Local and statewide initiatives and referenda give citizens the opportunity to vote directly on legislation,...

RETIRED LOCAL MIDDLE-SCHOOL TEACHER IS ‘PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS’

From The Daily Courier: Kay Ogden said being selected for one of Oregon’s historic new citizen initiative review commissions made her...

CANNON BEACH WOMAN HAS A ‘NEW RESPECT’ FOR VOTERS’ PAMPHLET

From The Daily Astorian: CANNON BEACH — Sue Meyers might have glanced at the opinions expressed about the initiative measures in...

OREGON CASINO SUPPORTERS SUSPEND CAMPAIGN TO PASS MEASURES 82, 83

From The Oregonian: Backers of a proposed casino in Wood Village said today they are suspending their campaign to get voters...

CITIZENS AT STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS SHOW REAL SUCCESS IN DELIBERATING ISSUES

By John Gastil / From The Centre Daily Times: As the presidential election lurches toward its conclusion, one can’t help but...

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