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Oregon One-Year Tax Increase for Expenditures, Measure 11 (1948)

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The Oregon One-Year Tax Increase for Expenditures Bill, also known as Measure 11, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have levied a tax amounting to $6,430,069.10 to meet appropriations and expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 11 (1948)
Defeatedd No256,16764.04%
Yes 143,856 35.96%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

Shall the State Tax Commission be authorized to levy a tax amounting to $6,430,069.10 in excess of the limitation imposed by section 11, Article XI, of the constitution of the state of Oregon, to meet appropriations and expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, to be offset by funds derived from taxes on or measured by net income?
Vote YES or NO

320. Yes. I vote for the proposed levy.

321. No. I vote against the proposed levy.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.