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Project breaks down campaign contributions
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Project breaks down campaign contributions

Thirteen political action committees are advocating for Ballot Measure 30 and seven are urging a "no" vote on the measure, according to campaign contribution information gathered by the Money in Politics Research Action Project. The "yes" side has raised $925,078 while Measure 30 opponents have raised $871,041, according to the Portland group, which monitors political finances in Oregon. Voters have until Feb. 3 to cast ballots on Measure 30, which would uphold a package of tax measures approved by the Legislature.

01/27/2004
College officials ponder further tuition increases
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College officials ponder further tuition increases

BY TARA MCLAIN

Leaders of local colleges say a “no” vote on Measure 30 may guarantee tuition increases for students next fall.

01/27/2004
Donors continue to give to Measure 30 campaigns
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Donors continue to give to Measure 30 campaigns

BY STEVE LAW

The main coalition supporting the Measure 30 tax increase on Oregon’s Feb. 3 ballot raised $167,657 last week, while the group leading the opposition raised about $31,000. Yes on 30 received hefty donations from unions representing teachers and local and state government workers, plus some smaller checks from businesses and other groups. Citizens for a Sound Economy, which is spearheading opposition to the $1.2 billion tax increase, received one large check from A-Dec, a Newberg dental equipment company.

01/27/2004
Candidates Differ On Tort Issues
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Candidates Differ On Tort Issues

From the Charleston Daily Mail January 23, 2004, Friday Copyright 2004 Charleston Newspapers Tort reform isn't an effective way to drive down insurance rates, the two leading Democratic candidates for governor say. And both Lloyd Jackson and Joe Manchin agree that a bill poised to pass the House of Delegates today authorizing an insurance fraud investigation unit for the state is the best method to stem rising insurance rates.

01/26/2004
Monday Conversation with Measure 30 opponent
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Monday Conversation with Measure 30 opponent

BY CRYSTAL BOLNER

Russ Walker Age: 36 Born: Houston, Texas. Education: Degree in political science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Residence: Keizer. Family: Wife and three children. Occupation: Northwest Director of Citizens for a Sound Economy. Hobbies: Coaches wrestling at McNary High School and soccer at Boys & Girls Club. January 26, 2004

01/26/2004
Anti-Tax Groups Take Their Battle to the States
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Anti-Tax Groups Take Their Battle to the States

BY JIM BARNETT

An upcoming referendum asking Oregon voters to choose between higher taxes or millions of dollars in spending cuts could reverberate across the nation. The state is the latest proving ground for national anti-tax groups that have set their sights on state capitals after gaining clout in Washington under Republican control of the White House and Congress.

01/26/2004
Jobs, jail beds are at stake
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Jobs, jail beds are at stake

BY CARA ROBERTS MUREZ

PHOTO KOBBI R. BLAIR / Statesman Journal William Bruns (from left), Robert Gonzales and Samson Fernandez Jr. play spades in the G-pod at the Marion County jail. If Measure 30 fails, the pod might have to be shut down. January 25, 2004 If Measure 30 fails Feb. 3, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office could find itself experiencing a bit of deja vu and a loss of jail and supervision money. It nearly withdrew from the state’s community corrections program last year because of budget cuts.

01/25/2004
Measure 30 options are discussed
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Measure 30 options are discussed

BY STEVE LAW

PHOTO LORI CAIN / Statesman Journal Jim Barclay (left) and Doug Hovenden, mail operations workers for the state of Oregon, wash and fuel their truck Friday before putting it away for the night at the state Department of Administrative Services motor pool. The motor pool cut gas attendant jobs from their budget, leaving state employees to pump their own gas. January 24, 2004 West Salem resident Ralph Rollo said he’s sick and tired of “blackmail” from his elected leaders.

01/24/2004
No easy answers for budget problems
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No easy answers for budget problems

BY Editorial

There is no quick, painless solution to Oregon’s budget mess. Kevin Mannix, who kicked off the campaign against the Legislature’s budget-balancing package, doesn’t have one. Last month, the state Republican chairman unveiled a couple of dozen proposals to save the state $1 billion. But before the ink was dry, he backed off, acknowledging that some of those ideas weren’t necessarily good ones.

01/24/2004
Measure is for the people
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Measure is for the people

BY James Aiken

Voting no on Measure 30 does not get the results most Oregonians want. It does get a result that most wealthy individuals, corporations and anti-government individuals will benefit by. It does hurt many individuals and children in our state.

01/24/2004

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