A measure to curb legislative walkouts has qualified for Oregon’s November ballot
If passed, the measure would prevent lawmakers with 10 or more unexcused absences from seeking re-election.
Portland real estate industry gives $300K to support homeless ballot measure
Real estate firm Killian Pacific is one of the new committee’s biggest donors, with a $50,000 donation to support the push for more shelters. That donation comes as the company has also sued to stop a shelter in its backyard.
Metro legal team rejects People for Portland’s homeless shelter November ballot measure
The group has the chance to appeal the decision. It's not immediately clear if they'll take it.
Proposed Oregon campaign finance limits could be upended by a drafting technicality
Secretary of State Shemia Fagan says three proposed ballot measures dealing with campaign cash don't pass constitutional muster. Two more contain the same problem, supporters admit.
Measure 97's Failure Leaves Oregon Facing A Big Budget Deficit
Measure 97 lost big. So instead of having an extra $6 billion over the next two year budget cycle, Oregon leaders must solve a $1.4 billion deficit.
Tigard Voters Saying Yes To Light Rail Plan
An expansion to the Portland metro area's light rail system is getting the green light for its route through the city of Tigard.
Vancouver Passing Affordable Housing Levy
Voters in Vancouver, Washington, were passing a property tax levy that would fund affordable housing in the city.
Portland Voters Pass Affordable Housing Measure
Portland voters have passed a $258 million housing bond that will raise property taxes to fund 1,300 units of affordable housing.
Oregon Voters Approve Most Measures Other Than 97
Oregon voters gave their approval to an array of statewide ballot measures dealing with issues that ranged from veterans' services and vocational education to wildlife trafficking.
Oregon Voters Reject Tax-Raising Measure 97
Measure 97 would have imposed a new tax on businesses that do more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales. It would have been the largest tax increase in state history — and has been the costliest measure campaign.