Voices from the Edge on 10-14-2010

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Thu, 10/14/2010 - 12:00am
Jo Ann and Dave look at the ballot measure scramble...


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Ballot measures and bucks: a look at the scramble for tax dollars

New emergency response systems for the fire bureau. Funding for the historical society. Additional revenue to cover mandatory sentences for sex offenders. Bonds for improving transit service and access for the elderly and disabled. This November voters face an array of ballot measures at the state and local level seeking new money or redirection of existing funds for critical and not-so-critical public services. With Oregon's economy still reeling, which of these measures deserve our vote?

This week, Jo Ann and Dave will look at the ballot measures carrying a financial impact and what voters will be getting for their "yes" vote. Also this week, Common Cause Oregon's Janice Thompson will update listeners on why its important to renew Portland's voter-owned election law.

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Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice. Dave Mazza is a freelance journalist and former editor of The Portland Alliance who has covered and been involved in Portland's civil rights, peace, labor and environmental movements for 20 years.
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