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I was one of the voters that waited until the last minute to make a decision. It was agonizing, but I voted "no". I moved to Oregon right before beginning High School. It just happened to be the first year after Measure 5. I couldn't believe that the schools here were worse than where I came from (a state in the south not known for education). So having lived through this and seeing higher education costs increasing out of reach for the middle class more and more each year. I want to help schools and other services, but I do not think these measure were fairly structured, singling people out. But the real reason I voted "no" is because I want a permanent solution (it's going on 20 years people!) and passing these two measures just let's the legislature off the hook again ...
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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