John Sweeney is a Democratic candidate for Oregon House District 42 which serves SE and NE Portland. He talked with Don Merrill about how hemp and marijuana could be a boon to the state economy, how he's not "hot" on the idea of gay marriage and why PERS caused a lot of its own problems. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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Mae Rafferty is a Republican running for Oregon's Governor. She talked with Don Merrill about why she believes the 10th Amendment protects Oregon from federal decisions regarding gay marriage, how contract law as it relates to the retirement of public employees is tricky and her mission to stop Chinese businesses from taking root in Oregon. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:07 minutes (26.65 MB)
Ted Ferrioli is the Republican Minority Leader in the Oregon Senate. He talked with Don Merrill about collegiality in Salem, the importance of doing what's best for his constituency and his opinion on the effect of the American Legislative Exchange Council on lawmaking.
29:53 minutes (27.36 MB)
In the fall of 2014 Oregonians will vote on two initiatives about the issue of marriage equality:
Ballot Measure 8 would overturn a previous measure and allow people to marry as they choose.
Ballot Measure 52 would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against same sex couples.
In 2004, Oregonians passed Ballot Measure 36, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman.
KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with both backers for both 2014 initiatives and filed this report. 3:44 minutes (1.71 MB)