11 23 2014
  5:14 pm  
     •     
Morehouse graduates

PHOTO: Morehouse graduates celebrate. One initiative looks at a way to pay for higher education that will leave students with less debt.

Portland City Club will make recommendations on Oregon's November ballot initiatives Wednesday. Everyone is invited to attend Ballotpalooza and hear reports on the proposed measures, but only city club members will vote. Ballotpalooza will be held from 5:30-9pm Wednesday, August 20, at the Village Ballroom, The Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum St.,

Committees of volunteers have spent months studying the impact of nine proposed initiatives and produced reports on each of them. Not all made the ballot this year, but may return. Listed below are the measures and the proposals that didn't get enough signatures to make the ballot, with each committee's recomendations.

From the press release

The Proposed Initiatives:

Ballot Measure 86: Higher Education Bonds

Committee Majority says: Bonds are a politically viable way to generate desperately needed higher education funding.

Committee Minority says: The proposal is an inappropriate use of general obligation bonds.

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

Ballot Measure 88: Driver Cards

Committee says: Oregon driving privileges should be based on the ability to drive safely, know the rules of the road and obtain auto insurance, not on immigration status.

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

Ballot Measure 89: Equal Rights Amendment

Committee Majority says: This measure is purely symbolic and would not increase protections already afforded to Oregonians.

Committee Minority says: The amendment is a safeguard against future legal interpretations.

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

Ballot Measure 91: Marijuana Legalization

Committee Majority says: The measure provides a workable system for licensing, taxing and regulating recreational marijuana.

Committee Minjority says: The issue is better handled at the federal level and there are regulatory shortcomings in the proposal.

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

Ballot Measure 92: GMO Labeling

Committee says: Labeling "genetically engineered" food would empower consumers to make informed decisions about the food they buy.

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

Castle Doctrine

Committee says: Current law already protects property owners who defend themselves against intruders.

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

Religious Liberties

Committee says: Protection against discrimination for same-sex couples does not constitute 'reverse discrimination.'

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

Privatization of Liquor

Committee says: "Deeply flawed" proposals would jeopardize the state budget, endanger local industries, and likely cost consumers more.

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

Public Funding for Abortion 

Committee says: "Cutting off funding for abortion services and insurance that covers abortion would reduce access for the neediest Oregonians."

Click here to read the press release, executive summary and full report.

 

 

 

Commenting Guidelines

  • Keep it clean: Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language
  • No personal attacks: We reserve the right to remove offensive comments
  • Be truthful: Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything
  • Be nice: No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person
  • Help us: If you see an abusive post, let us know at info@theskanner.com
  • Keep to topic: We will remove irrelevant posts and spam
  • Share with us: We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts; the history behind an article

Recently Published by The Skanner News

  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
load morehold SHIFT key to load allload all
THIS SITE WORKS BEST ON GOOGLE CHROME

PHOTO GALLERY

Calendar

About Us

Twist Your Dickens
Breaking News

The Skanner TV

Turn the pages

The_Spinners
 

Your Health