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CITIZENS PANAL SAYS ELIMINATE “CORPORATE KICKER”

From KATU2: A panel of citizens has recommended that Oregon voters eliminate “corporate kicker” tax rebates with a ballot measure...

CULTURAL COGNITION AND THE CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE REVIEW

From The Cultural Cognition Project Blog: On a weeklong visit to Salem, Oregon, I find myself reflecting on the recent...

PANEL SUPPORTS ‘KICKER’ CHANGE

From The Register-Guard: By: Saul Hubbard A panel of 24 randomly selected Oregon voters has come out in favor of a...

CITIZEN REVIEW PANEL SUPPORTS TAX MEASURE

From The Statesman Journal: By: Peter Wong A big majority of a citizen review panel backs voter approval of Measure 85....

INDEPENDENT PANEL RECOMMENDS OREGON VOTERS PASS CORPORATE KICKER MEASURE

From The Oregonian: An independent, citizen panel has suggested that Oregon voters support a November ballot measure that would amend the...

A TALE OF TWO STATE CAPITALS, AND TWO INITIATIVE REVIEWS

From NBC: This week, statewide ballot initiatives in both Oregon and California are coming up for formal public review. But those...

OUR OREGON SHIRKS ITS DUTY TO VOTERS

From The Statesman Journal: Oregon’s public-employee unions are trying to sabotage voters’ understanding of the initiative process. That’s the one conclusion...

CITIZEN PANEL HEARS MEASURE 85 ARGUMENTS

From The Statesman Journal: By: Peter Wong Supporters and opponents agreed on one point Tuesday when they pitched their arguments about...

CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE REVIEW DOES HELP VOTERS, STUDY SHOWS

From The Oregonian: Our Oregon has claimed that the Citizens’ Initiative Review has “zero impact” on voters’ opinions. The basis for...

CITIZENS’ INITIAITVE REVIEW PROBLEMS SHOW IMPROVING DEMOCRACY TAKES WORK

From The Oregonian: We appreciate the attention that The Oregonian’s editorial board recently gave to Oregon’s new Citizens’ Initiative Review, an...

BALLOT WATCHDOGS: WELCOME TO OREGON’S NEW POLITICAL FORCE

From The Oregonian: Four dozen ordinary people just wrapped up the best temp job in Oregon. For $150 a day, plus...

CITIZEN REVIEWS OF INITIATIVES QUESTIONED

From The Statesman Journal: By Peter Wong The first of two citizen reviews of statewide ballot initiatives will start today at the...

STOP WASTING OUR TIME WITH MEANINGLESS BALLOT ARGUMENTS

From NBC: I’ve just read the official arguments for and against (and the arguments against the for argument and against the against argument)...

KEEPING VOTERS INFORMED

From The Eugene Resgister-Guard: A year ago, the Oregon Legislature wisely chose to institutionalize a promising pilot project that convenes panels...

OREGON’S ROAD TO CLARITY ONLY AWAITS SENTATE APPROVAL

From The Oregonian: To get through the day anymore is to withstand a blizzard of incoming information: from the Web, from...

A POSITIVE STEP AWAY FROM PARTISANSHIP

From The Oregonian: Bob Packwood might be on to something. Speaking to the Portland City Club last month, the former U.S....

REVIEWING DEMOCRACY

From Oregon Public Broadcasting: A nonprofit group has brought together a randomly selected group of citizens to act as a kind...

REVIEWING BALLOT MEASURES: DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

From The Oregonian: I recently got together with a diesel mechanic from Klamath Falls, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bonanza, a...

DEMYSTIFY THE BALLOT MEASURE

From The Daily Astotrian: Healthy Democracy Oregon is one of the best things to happen to Oregon in the past 20...

PANELISTS REACH CONCLUSIONS ON MEASURE 73

From The Statesman Journal: After a week of hearing arguments, asking questions of experts and discussing it among themselves, Rocky Krokus...

OREGON CITIZENS PANEL WILL WEIGH IN ON BALLOT MEASURES FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION

From The Oregonian: Kenny Burke didn’t think he’d be chosen. He had returned the postcard, mostly at the behest of his...

WATCH THE NEW INITIATIVES EXPERIMENT AT CONFERENCE CENTER

From The Statesman Journal: By Peter Wong An experiment in how Oregon voters look at ballot initiatives will unfold starting Monday...

CITIZENS’ REVIEW AIMS TO PROVIDE EVALUATIONS

From Eugene Register-Guard: The initiative process asks a lot of citizens, particularly when voters are bombarded with conflicting claims by well-financed...

FIVE MOST INTERESTING PUBLIC DELIBERATIONS IN 2010

From AmericaSpeaks: What were the most interesting public deliberations to take place this year? This certainly isn’t a definitive list....

SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN IS A GREAT IDEA

From The East Oregonian: Love-hate is a good description of Oregon voters’ relationship with our state’s fabled initiative and referendum. On...

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