You've been hearing about the big money swirling around the election this year, so the news that a little less money might be spent on at least one issue might be a refreshing change. The sponsors of Measures 82 and 83 announced suspension of their campaign to authorize a private casino in East Multnomah County.
Meanwhile, voter registration closed this week for those who hope to cast ballots in November. The number of registrants with both major parties has declined.
And in something of a surprise, the race for Secretary of State appears to be quite competitive.
Let's dig into all of it with our political guys. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian.