State law already prevents such a real estate transfer tax but Measure 79 would amend the Oregon Constitution to permanently prohibit transfer taxes.
Secretary of State Kate Brown has staked much of her case for re-election on her aggressive auditing of government agencies.
Two public employee unions and a top Democratic donor are pumping money into an advertising campaign targeting Republicans running for labor commissioner and secretary of state.
A year after pioneering the use of iPads to help disabled voters mark ballots, Oregon election officials are now trying out competing tablets running Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system.
SurveyUSA conducted new polls for KATU News on where voters stand on who should be the next president of the United States, marijuana possession and state-licensed stores, a privately owned casino and the corporate tax "kicker."
Washington's gubernatorial candidates agreed Tuesday night that increasing taxes isn't something they would do as governor, and said during their final debate that more money needs to go to public schools and universities but sparred over a proposed tax plan to equalize the way Washington homeowners pay for public schools.
Since 2008, Democratic and Republican registration has fallen, while the ranks of Independent and unaffiliated voters have swelled.
Woolf was named temporary controller in July, with the expectation that 73-year-old Donna Jones, a Republican, would return to her job.
Justin Martin with "It's Still a Bad Idea" campaign and Rick Metsger, spokesman for the "Yes on 82 & 83" campaign, join KATU's Steve Dunn Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 to discuss whether voters want a nontribal casino in the Portland Metro area.
Former state Rep. Betsy Close has been appointed to replace a retiring senator.
A legislative panel voted Thursday to send the full Legislature a bill allowing some Oregon universities to create their own governing boards and increase their independence from the statewide university system.
Advocates who want to legalize marijuana in Oregon have raised almost no money for their effort and have less than $2,000 in the bank, campaign finance records show.
KATU's political reporter, Patrick Preston, attempted to hash out the campaign cash controversy that has erupted between the two candidates running for Oregon's secretary of state during "Your Voice, Your Vote" Sunday.
The Republican candidate for Oregon secretary of state is calling for voluntary restrictions on campaign spending in future years. But he's rejecting an offer by his opponent to impose them now.
Ann Romney will speak for her husband next Thursday at the Spur Wing County Club in Meridian. The general reception for the private dinner starts at 6 p.m.