Oregon Department of Industry and Public Works, Measure 27 (1914)
The Oregon Department of Industry and Public Works Amendment, also known as Measure 27, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have established a Department of Industry and Public Works, under control of the State Labor Commissioner, that would have provided employment for unemployed citizens of the State of Oregon and derived the department’s funds from imposing a tax of ten percent on all estates of deceased persons of value of $50,000 or more.
|Oregon Measure 27 (1914)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Proposed by Initiative Petition
Constitutional Amendment initiated by the Socialist Party of Oregon, B. F. Ramp, Chairman, Brooks, Oregon, E. L. Cannon, Secretary Treasurer, Salem, Oregon. - DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY AND PUBLIC WORKS AMENDMENT. - Its purpose is to establish, by adding Article XIX to the State Constitution, a department of industry and public works, under control of the State Labor Commissioner providing for the employment of the unemployed citizens of the State of Oregon. The funds therefor to be derived from imposing a tax of not less than ten per cent on all estates of deceased persons of value of $50,000 or over. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1914 ballot measures
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- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1912-1914
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1914