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Washington Sues Union, Accusing Unreported Political Contributions

Northwest News Network | July 11, 2017 6:06 p.m.

The lawsuit announced late Tuesday accuses SEIU’s State Council of making more than $5 million in unreported campaign contributions.

local | Health | Politics | News

Multnomah Soda Tax Ballot Measure Postponed To Next Year

Portland Tribune | July 3, 2017 11 a.m.

A campaign spokeswoman didn't provide a reason, but the coalition faced a prohibitive deadline and ambitious fundraising goals.

Climate change | Environment | Communities | Election

Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward

OPB/EarthFix | May 17, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The concept of community rights stems from the idea that local communities should have say over corporate projects that could cause local harm. 

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Portland Gives Publicly Financed Campaigns A 2nd Try

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland's on-again, off-again relationship with public campaign financing is back on.

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SEIU, Dr. Bronner's Behind Major Donor To Washington Minimum Wage Measure

Northwest News Network | Sept. 28, 2016 4:32 p.m.

There’s a lot of talk about “dark money” in politics these days. That’s money raised and spent by so-called “social welfare” organizations that don’t have to disclose their donors.

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Portland Commissioner Proposes Matching Small Donations

OPB | Sept. 5, 2016 noon | Portland

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants to revive publicly financed elections. She's proposing a matching fund  designed to make small donations count for more.  

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Portland Leaders Pursue Familiar But 'Tougher' Campaign Finance System

OPB | Aug. 3, 2016 2:55 p.m. | Portland

Commissioner Amanda Fritz is leading an effort to revive a public finance system, but with stronger oversight and tougher penalties for violators than what Portland abandoned in 2010.

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Oregon State Of The State Comes Against Backdrop Of Campaign, Improving Economy

Northwest News Network | April 6, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will deliver the 2016 State of the State address this Friday in Portland. It's her second one since taking office last year.

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Lawmakers Adjourn, Campaign Solicitations Immediately Go Out

Northwest News Network | March 30, 2016 4:58 p.m.

The Washington Legislature has adjourned. And now the campaign season has begun. Within hours of the final gavels falling Tuesday night, fundraising pleas went out.

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Bush Puts Western Lands On Campaign Agenda. Will Other Candidates Do The Same?

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 21, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Is GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's campaign focus on public lands a sign that the West's natural resources will be an election-cycle issue?

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Legislature Considers Campaign Finance Regulation

OPB | April 21, 2015 12:20 p.m.

The Oregon constitution would have to be amended by voters to allow limits on individual donations to campaigns.

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New Report Tracks Big Money Coming Into Northwest For Midterm

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 1:38 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The Center for Public Integrity is out with a report that shows Oregon’s (and to a lesser degree Washington’s) ballot initiatives are attracting big outside money.

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Portland Tribune: Ad Wars Begin Over Measure 92

Pamplin Media Group | Sept. 30, 2014 12:48 p.m. | Portland

Both sides have begun airing television spots for and against Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food sold in Oregon containing genetically engineered ingredients.

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East Oregonian: Campaign Donations Flowed Before Special Session

east_oregonian | Nov. 7, 2013 12:36 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

As Oregon lawmakers prepared for a special session in September to pass the “grand bargain” package of legislation, records show out-of-state agribusiness companies made more than $125,000 in campaign contributions across the state.

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GOP Gov. Candidate Raises More Than $42K Since July

OPB | Aug. 23, 2013 11:50 a.m.

Republican Representative Dennis Richardson of Central Point has raised 42,000 dollars since announcing his gubernatorial candidacy in July. 

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On The Job: Campaign Manager

OPB | Feb. 28, 2012 9:40 a.m.

Steve Hildebrand has spent the past 30 years moving from campaign to campaign, coordinating operations and providing political consulting.

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PACs & Politics

OPB | July 30, 2010 9 a.m.

What influence do PACs have on politics in Oregon?