The concept of community rights stems from the idea that local communities should have say over corporate projects that could cause local harm.
The district was to use these funds to fix and replace water lines to mitigate flooding, update computer equipment, and make energy improvements to the heating, ventilation and electricity systems.
A new play about an immigrant couple premiers from an Egyptian-American playwright, a response to yesterday's interview about the Oregon Democrats' tax plan, and an update on regional business news.
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.