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March 2015

Oregon Ducks On The Diamond: Softball Ranked Number One, Baseball Falls from Polls

The Oregon Baseball team started out the season on a high note, reaching as high as eighth in the polls, but the month of March was not kind. The Ducks played seventeen games and won just seven. The stretch does not get easier this week with five games in five days starting on Tuesday with home game against Portland. Oregon heads to Hillsboro to face Seattle on Wednesday before a three game weekend series starting on Friday night hosting Michigan State.

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Marcus Mariota will not attend 2015 NFL Draft

The quarterback announced he will be watching the draft with family in Hawaii.
We’ve still got a month before the 2015 NFL Draft, so that means we get to scrutinize every possible aspect of Marcus Mariota and his draft stock. While there’s … Continue reading

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Gomberg Bill Calls for Corporate Shareholders to Approve Oregon Campaign Donations

State Rep. David Gomberg is co-sponsoring a bill to require corporations to receive shareholder approval before donating to Oregon campaigns. (Courtesy photo)

SALEM—In a counter to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, Rep. David Gomberg (D-Otis) and Rep. Ann Lininger (D-Lake Oswego) are co-sponsoring legislation which would require corporations to obtain a majority vote by their shareholders before contributing funds to political campaigns in Oregon.

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“This is a bill aimed at promoting equality, accountability, and overall fairness,” Gomberg said speaking in favor of the bill. “This is a bill that states without equivocation that our democracy is one where individuals matter, where Oregonians have a voice in elections and that we need to restore public faith in our elected officials.”

If approved by the state legislature, HB 3332 would give every shareholder a vote on a corporation’s proposed budget for campaign donations and which campaigns money might be given to. If the budget receives an affirmative vote, shareholders would be notified when the donations are made.

The bill does not limit the amount of donations that corporations can make; it only requires that the individuals invested in the company are involved in the decisions concerning political donations.

The House Committee on Rules held a public hearing on House Bill 3332, the “Shareholders United” bill on Tuesday, March 30.

At the hearing, some opponents of HB 3332 brought up the decision of Citizens United v Federal Election Commission as an argument that campaign donations are protected as free speech. Proponents of the bill countered that it passes constitutional muster because it does not limit campaign contributions. 

If passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Kate Brown, HB 3332 would take effect Jan. 1, 2016

For information about the status of HB 3332, go to https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Measures/Overview/HB3332

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Charles Nelson Switching Positions

What was perceived as an inevitable move has been confirmed. Dynamic wide receiver Charles Nelson, has been listed as a defensive back heading into Spring Practice, per a University of Oregon news release. The news is not shocking, though some people might question…

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Oregon Ducks Take Top Spot In USA Softball Poll, Florida Moves to Third

For the first time, a non-SEC team is ranked in the top spot and the Oregon Ducks are the top team in the nation, according to the weekly USA Softball Poll. The top spot all season has belonged to Florida before this week. The Gators have beaten the Du… Continue reading

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