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Maybe Oregon CAN Restrict Campaign Contributions


Oregon has long been one of the few states with no restrictions on how much people, corporations, and other organizations can give to political candidates. The state Supreme Court has often barred such restrictions from becoming law. Until just recently.

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Multnomah County law capping campaign contributions at $500. This comes as the legislature is working to enact laws on contributions statewide. JX@jeffnet.org

Senator Jeff Golden of Ashland leads that effort. He visits with thoughts on the implications of the Supreme Court ruling. Common Cause Oregon works for campaign finance reform; CCO Executive Director Kate Titus also joins us.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.