Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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The Eugene City Council voted 5-3 Monday to give a Singapore-based semiconductor manufacturer 2 extra years of property tax exemptions. Broadcom, formerly Avago Technologies bought the former Hynix plant last year for $21 million.

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Eugene’s Matt Keating took the train across the country to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Democrats meet in Philadelphia this week to nominate Hillary Clinton for President. Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is a superdelegate to the convention, but he will not cast his vote for the former secretary of state.

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Springfield residents will vote on two tax measures in November. One is a gas tax for street repairs. The other is a local tax on pot sales.

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Most states require voters to head to their nearest polling place each election, but since 1998 Oregonians have voted by mail. However, a new Senate bill wants to extend the practice to the rest of the country.

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The Eugene City Council and Lane County showed they were willing to work together on the downtown landscape at last night’s joint meeting.

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Later this month, Democrats will gather in Philadelphia to formally nominate their presidential candidate. Oregon congressman Peter DeFazio is a superdelegate—he’s free to support any candidate. But, DeFazio will not attend the Democratic National Convention.

The Lane County Board of Commissioners wants more authority to challenge proposed ballot measures. Under current law, governments and citizens can challenge initiatives before they go to voters on what’s called the single-subject rule.

Eugene Springfield Fire Merger Update

Jun 27, 2016

Recorded on: June 24th, 2016

Air Date: June 27th, 2016

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Wednesday House Democrats spontaneously staged a sit in on the floor of Congress demanding a vote on gun control legislations. KLCC spoke with Oregon congressman and Democrat, Peter DeFazio, who joined his colleagues in protest.

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