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Liberty Northwest Contributions are 20 Percent of Total Ballot Measure Fundraising

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Publication Date: October 2004

Publisher(s): Democracy Reform Oregon

Author(s): Sarah Wetherson; Janice Thompson

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Type: News release

Coverage: Oregon

Abstract:

One out of every five dollars given to the 11 main ballot measure committees comes from Liberty Northwest. This private competitor to SAIF, also funded the signature gathering effort resulting in Measure 38 to eliminate the state-owned workers compensation company. would change management of two state forests. Several timber companies are also top donors to the "yes on 37" effort to require government payments to property owners facing land use regulations. Lumber companies and a top timber industry group are major donors to the committee to defeat measure 38.