Election 2012: Measures
OPB reports on the ballot measures facing Oregon voters in November.
OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 9:30 p.m.
Oregonians have passed Ballot Measure 85, which will re-direct the state's corporate kicker refund toward public schools. They have defeated Measures 82 and 83, which would have allowed non-tribal casinos in the state.
OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 9:11 p.m.
Early results show voters defeating the measure that would ban non-tribal commercial gill nets 66-34.
AP | Nov. 06, 2012 7:34 a.m.
Oregon voters have the chance to decide the state's future on marijuana, gambling and commercial fishing, but the odds are stacked against any of those measures passing.
Oct. 29, 2012 7 a.m.
In Central Oregon, the fate of a $29 million bond measure is now in the hands of Bend voters.
Oct. 29, 2012 6:22 a.m.
If you live in the city of Portland, chances are good you have three tax measures on your ballot. Supporters of county libraries, schools and the arts are all asking voters for money this election.
Oct. 23, 2012 midnight
A ballot measure in Oregon that would ban the use of non-tribal gill nets lost its official backers to an alternative plan proposed by Gov. John Kitzhaber. But voters could still approve it.
Oct. 17, 2012 7:17 a.m.
The supporters of two Oregon ballot measures that would open the door for non-tribal casinos in the state, say they're suspending that campaign.
Oct. 08, 2012 3:47 p.m.
Three former Oregon governors announced their opposition Monday to the state's casino ballot measures.
Oct. 08, 2012 6:11 a.m.
In Oregon, a trip to the casino often means a journey to one of Oregon's nine tribal nations. But two measures on the ballot in November seek to break that monopoly.
OPB | Sept. 19, 2012 4:06 p.m.
When someone from Oregon dies, the state imposes a one-time tax on estates worth $1 million or more. Measure 84 would phase out that estate tax.
N3 | Sept. 17, 2012 9:52 a.m.
Initiatives to legalize marijuana are getting little attention from state lawmakers on the campaign trail.
OPB | Sept. 19, 2012 4:20 p.m.
Measure 79 would ban any new real estate transfer fees or taxes. Existing law already prohibits local governments from imposing new real estate transfer taxes. But Washington County has a tax grandfathered in.
OPB | Sept. 12, 2011 3:56 a.m.
Local governments in Oregon have sent at least 50 measures to this fall's ballot, according to preliminary information from the Secretary of State.
Sept. 10, 2012 6:52 a.m.
A group of neighbors, tribal members, small business owners and people of faith, gathered outside a Fairview school Monday to speak out against plans for a local casino.
Sept. 10, 2012 5:25 a.m.
The proponents of a ballot measure that would ban gillnet fishing on the Columbia River say they're dropping their effort and will support a compromise sought by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Sept. 05, 2012 8:28 a.m.
Officials with the National Grange announced a settlement Wednesday with the promoters of a proposed casino, over their use of the name "the Grange."
N3 | Aug. 27, 2012 11:45 p.m.
Opponents of the cannabis legalization measures in Oregon and Washington state is that the marijuana of today is much more ...
Aug. 24, 2012 1:03 p.m.
The Citizens' Initiative Review has come up with six findings on the potential impact of Measures 82 and 83.
N3 | Aug. 22, 2012 11:42 a.m.
This fall, voters in Oregon and Washington will decide whether to legalize marijuana. Washington’s Initiative 502 would ...
N3 | July 27, 2012 9:58 a.m.
Northwest voters now have a better sense of which ballot measures they'll need to decide this fall. The Oregon Secretary of ...
OPB | July 06, 2012 8:11 a.m.
Campaigners on Friday delivered their final batches of petition signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State's office.
OPB | July 04, 2012 11 p.m.
Ballot measure campaigns are wrapping up their efforts to gather signatures for November's election. Almost four-dozen initiatives have been floated in Oregon, but it looks like about six or seven might actually qualify.
AP | June 14, 2012 12:28 a.m.
Oregon voters get bombarded every two years with dramatic claims and counter-claims over the latest crop of ballot measures. Now, a panel of citizens is coming to the rescue.
N3 | Oct. 25, 2012 5:29 p.m.
The groups behind three of seven of Oregon's ballot measures have stopped campaigning.
OPB | Oct. 31, 2012 12:46 p.m.
A poll released this week by OPB and Fox-12 found that voters are poised to make a big change to Oregon’s tax structure.
AP | Nov. 06, 2012 8:53 a.m.
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown and Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian are fighting to hold on to their jobs as surging Republicans try to knock off the Democratic incumbents.