Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Lane County voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 20-271 in Tuesday's special election. Almost 72% of voters said yes to another five years of taxing themselves to help fund jail beds and youth treatment services.

Brian Bull

Unofficial results from Lane County show clear winners in the May Special Election. Voter turnout was low, with 25% of eligible voters returning ballots as of 5:30 pm today.

In the race for Position 2 on the Eugene 4J School Board, Anne Marie Levis is the projected winner with just under 65% of the vote over her competitor Maya Rabassa with about 34%.

In the race for Postion 3 on the board, Judy Newman looks to be the winner with nearly 54% of the vote. Jerry Rosiek took in just over 30% of the vote with Mary Leighton receiving almost 15%.

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As they continue to face a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, Oregon lawmakers will get an update on the state's financial outlook next week. The May revenue forecast is a key piece of information as budget-writers put together the next two-year spending plan.

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A couple of Douglas County residents are hoping to change the way the county’s government works. They’ve filed a home rule charter initiative they hope to get on the November ballot.

Recorded on: May 5, 2017

Air Date: May 8, 2017

Is our current method of voting the best? Do the winners of elections reflect the popular will? Many election reform efforts have been directed at campaign finance, redistricting, voter registration and where and how to vote, with the goal of ensuring our elections are fair to all ideas, candidates and parties. Now the focus has turned to the method used to tally up votes to determine who wins.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden held several events around the state this weekend.

Rachael McDonald

In the May 16th Election, voters in coastal Lincoln County  are considering a ballot measure that would ban aerial spraying of pesticides and herbicides.

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May Day rallies and demonstrations are being held across the U.S., and Eugene is no exception.  One group has organized several events intended to highlight labor rights and immigrants.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Recorded on: April 28, 2017

Air Date: May 1, 2017

In a local tradition unique to City Club of Eugene, every year since 1991 the Turtle Award, a cast iron turtle, has been given to two, or three under-recognized civic leaders in Eugene for “sticking their necks out”. That is, they have demonstrated the strong beliefs, vision and courage required to persevere in a risk prone venture for the good of the whole community.

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Concerns over rising rents and no-cause evictions will be shared among lawmakers and community advocate groups this Sunday in Eugene. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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