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Oregon Ballot Measures


Oregon ballot measure information for November 2012 will be added when published by state officials in September.

November 2, 2010
GENERAL ELECTION

Measure 70 Ballot Title
AMENDS CONSTITUTION: EXPANDS AVAILABILITY OF HOME OWNERSHIP LOANS FOR OREGON VETERANS THROUGH OREGON WAR VETERANS' FUND

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Measure 71 Ballot Title
AMENDS CONSTITUTION: REQUIRES LEGISLATURE TO MEET ANNUALLY; LIMITS LENGTH OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS; PROVIDES EXCEPTIONS

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Measure 72 Ballot Title
AMENDS CONSTITUTION: AUTHORIZES EXCEPTION TO $50,000 STATE BORROWING LIMIT FOR STATE’S REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY PROJECTS

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No Proponent Website Known
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Measure 73 Ballot Title
REQUIRES INCREASED MINIMUM SENTENCES FOR CERTAIN REPEATED SEX CRIMES, INCARCERATION FOR REPEATED DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE

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Measure 74 Ballot Title
ESTABLISHES MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPLY SYSTEM AND ASSISTANCE AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ALLOWS LIMITED SELLING OF MARIJUANA

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No Opponent Website Known

Measure 75 Ballot Title
AUTHORIZES MULTNOMAH COUNTY CASINO; CASINO TO CONTRIBUTE MONTHLY REVENUE PERCENTAGE TO STATE FOR SPECIFIED PURPOSES

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Measure 76 Ballot Title
AMENDS CONSTITUTION: CONTINUES LOTTERY FUNDING FOR PARKS, BEACHES, WILDLIFE HABITAT, WATERSHED PROTECTION BEYOND 2014; MODIFIES FUNDING PROCESS

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MAY 18, 2010
PRIMARY ELECTION

Measure 68 PASSED — Yes-498,073 (65%); No-267,052 (35%)

Ballot Title:
REVISES CONSTITUTION: ALLOWS STATE TO ISSUE BONDS TO MATCH VOTER APPROVED SCHOOL DISTRICT BONDS FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL COSTS.

Result of "Yes" Vote:
“Yes” vote allows state to issue bonds to match voter approved school district bonds for school capital costs. Dedicates lottery funds for matching funds and repayment.

Result of "No" Vote:
“No” vote retains current law prohibiting state and restricting local districts from issuing bonds to pay for school capital costs, including acquisition, construction, repair and improvement.

Measure 69 PASSED — Yes-546,649 (72%); No-216,157 (28%)

Ballot Title:
AMENDS CONSTITUTION: CONTINUES AND MODERNIZES AUTHORITY FOR LOWEST COST BORROWING FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES.

Result of "Yes" Vote:
“Yes” vote continues and modernizes state authority to issue lowest cost bonds to finance projects for the benefit of community colleges and public universities.

Result of "No" Vote:
“No” vote rejects modernization of authority to issue lowest cost bonds to finance projects for the benefit of community colleges and public universities.


JANUARY 26, 2010
SPECIAL ELECTION

 

Measure 66 PASSED — Yes-688,049 (54%); No-579,538 (46%)

Ballot Title

RAISES TAX ON HOUSEHOLD INCOME AT AND ABOVE $250,000 (AND $125,000 FOR INDIVIDUAL FILERS). REDUCES INCOME TAXES ON UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN 2009. PROVIDES FUNDS CURRENTLY BUDGETED FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, PUBLIC SAFETY, OTHER SERVICES

Our Summary

Measure 66 raises the personal income tax rate on household incomes above $250,000 only. Over 97% of Oregon households will pay nothing under Measure 66. The measure cuts taxes for unemployed Oregonians by eliminating income taxes on the first $2,400 of unemployment benefits received in 2009. This translates to a tax cut for approximately 270,000 Oregonians.

Additional Information

Click above for a written and audio voters' guide that provide the result of a Yes and No vote, the text of measure, estimate of financial impact, explanatory statement, and arguments in favor and arguments in opposition for Oregon ballot initiative 66.


Measure 67 PASSED — Yes-678,132 (53.4%); No-586,964 (46.4%)

Ballot Title

RAISES $10 CORPORATE MINIMUM TAX, BUSINESS MINIMUM TAX, CORPORATE PROFITS TAX. PROVIDES FUNDS CURRENTLY BUDGETED FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, PUBLIC SAFETY, OTHER SERVICES

Our Summary

Measure 67 changes the current $10 annual corporate minimum tax with a sliding rate equal to one-tenth of one percent of Oregon sales. The corporate minimum will change to $150 per year for all C-corporations with Oregon sales below $500,000. This is the first increase in the minimum since 1931. The new tiered corporate minimum tax applies only to C-corporations. Other types of businesses like S-corporations, partnerships, and LLCs will pay $150 per year. Sole proprietorships will pay no new taxes under Measure 67. Approximately 97% of all Oregon businesses will pay $150 or less.

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Click above for a written and audio voters' guide that provide the result of a Yes and No vote, the text of measure, estimate of financial impact, explanatory statement, and arguments in favor and arguments in opposition for Oregon ballot initiative 67.


 

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