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Oregon: initiative for campaign finance report

The Oregonian reports: After a legislative campaign scandal prompted legislators to revise Oregon's campaign finance laws this year, it's likely that voters will consider much bigger changes next year.

Petitioners for a pair of campaign finance initiatives say they have gathered about 106,000 signatures. That's more than half the number needed to place the proposals on next November's ballot, with seven months until the deadline to collect the rest.

The initiatives would dramatically alter the financing of political campaigns in Oregon, one of five states with no limits on campaign contributions. They would ban contributions by corporations and labor unions, and restrict the amounts that individuals could give to campaigns.

Thanks to a recent poll, which found that three of every four voters support limiting campaign contributions, supporters of the initiatives are optimistic that voters will approve the proposals if they appear on the ballot. -- Initiatives would alter campaign finance laws

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