Oregon voters want to limit money in politics, but lawmakers might not get there this session

Oregon voters want to limit money in politics, but lawmakers might not get there this session

Of the thousands of proposals Oregon lawmakers are considering this year, few have a mandate as clear as capping campaign contributions.

Voters overwhelmingly signaled their desire to crack down on Oregon’s limitless political money system in November, when they passed a constitutional amendment allowing donation limits of 78% to 22%. More more than 1.7 million people voted there, the highest number of votes in favor of a voting measure according to the secretary of state’s office.

Still, it’s far from clear that lawmakers will pass legislation to cap contributions during the five-month session that ends in June.

“You have to deal with 90 different members who have different opinions on how the system should be run,” said Rep. Dan Rayfield, D-Corvallis, who has been working on campaign finance reform for years and is one of the lawmakers involved in the effort this year.

Rayfield said in a …

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