Democracy

Report | OSPIRG Foundation | Budget, Democracy, Tax

Letting the Sunlight In

At least 30 quasi-public agencies in Oregon perform public functions, overseeing billions of dollars in their budgets. However, they operate with far less transparency and public accountability than other state agencies. Requiring quasi-public agencies to publish detailed financial information on the state transparency website is an easy and cost-effective way for Oregon to benefit from increased transparency.

Starting to see a bit more clearly

By | David Rosenfeld
Executive Director

The state transparency website is being updated this week. There are improvements that can be made, including the posting tax subsidy information. Let us know your suggested improvements.

Report | OSPIRG Foundation | Budget, Democracy, Tax

Following the Money

This report rates all 50 states on the quality of their budget transparency websites. Read to see how Oregon ranks.

Media Hit | Democracy

Ruling may alter federal elections in Oregon

Prepare for Oregon-style campaign finance rules nationwide, in the wake of a far-reaching U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that struck down decades of laws limiting campaign spending by corporations and unions.

Result | Democracy

Oregon Voter Registration enters the 21st Century

Voter Registration enters the 21st Century in Oregon with Governor Kulongoski's signing of the Online Voter Registration Act today.

Result | Budget, Democracy, Tax

Google Government Coming to Oregon

The Oregon Legislature gave final approval to HB 2500 this morning, which sets up a one-stop website for taxpayer spending.

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