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Updated: Oregon Measures: Casino Defeated; Corporate Kicker Refund To End; More

Updated at 9:35 p.m.:

  • Measure 84, which would have eliminated Oregon’s estate tax, has failed, 57 percent no to 43 percent yes.

Updated at 9:08 p.m.:

  • Measure 80 has failed. It would have allowed for unlicensed personal cultivation of  marijuana and sales of marijuana through state-licensed stores.
  • Measure 84, a ban on using gilnetts to fish in Oregon, has also failed.

Posted at 8:26 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.

In early returns, Measure 85 had 60.8 percent “yes” votes to 39.2 percent “no.” The measure will re-direct the corporate kicker to fund public schools. Oregon’s constitution had required that when income tax revenue exceeds projections by more than two percent, the excess goes back to taxpayers as refund checks. Measure 85 will stop sending refunds to corporations, but it wouldn’t affect the “personal kicker” for individuals.

More than 70 percent of voters said “no” to Measures 82 and 83. Measure 82 would have amended the constitution to allow non-tribal casinos and requires those casinos to give a percentage of their revenue to the state lottery. Measure 83 would have authorized such a casino in Multnomah County, at Wood Village.


Poll: Majority Of Voters Comfortable Passing Measure 85.

Casino Proponents Know When To Fold’em


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