Measure 97 lost big. So instead of having an extra $6 billion over the next two year budget cycle, Oregon leaders must solve a $1.4 billion deficit.
Washington state voters said "yes" to a higher minimum wage, said "no" to what would have been a history-making state carbon tax and rendered a split decision on several campaign finance reform ideas in Tuesday's general election.
Measure 97 would have imposed a new tax on businesses that do more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales. It would have been the largest tax increase in state history — and has been the costliest measure campaign.
Oregon voters gave their approval to an array of statewide ballot measures dealing with issues that ranged from veterans' services and vocational education to wildlife trafficking.
Tens of millions of dollars were thrown into the battle over Measure 97 by both sides, with the "no" campaign largely funded by mostly out-of-state corporations.
A ballot measure that would tax Oregon businesses with $25 million or more in sales has grabbed headlines this campaign season, but voters in the state also are weighing in Tuesday on an array of other issues.
OPB Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes and News Director Anna Griffin join host Geoff Norcross to dig into the substance of the controversial corporate tax measure.
Supporters say Measure 99 would provide a valuable educational experience to thousands of Oregon students. Critics say it would reduce limited money meant for economic development.
The fight over the Measure 97 corporate tax initiative passes $40 million mark, and other Oregon campaign money disclosures from the last week of Election 2016.
Measure 98 would dedicate $147 million a year to high school programs. It would draw money from Oregon's general fund. Backers say there's plenty of money to do it, but others aren't so sure.
Multnomah County’s sheriff has been elected since the county incorporated in 1854. But years of scandal in the sheriff's office have some questioning whether that system is worth preserving.
Backers of a statewide ballot measure want to use a slice of lottery proceeds to guarantee a week of Outdoor School for all children.
State officials are investigating a senior care company that sent a letter to its residents in Oregon urging them to oppose ballot measure 97.
A campaign in Oregon is being bitterly fought, with vast sums spent by both sides on TV and other ads, even more money than for the governor's race. The battle is over Measure 97, a proposed tax on companies with more than $25 million in sales in Oregon.