Oregon State Indebtedness for Roads, Irrigation and Energy, Measure 4 (1914)
The Oregon State Indebtedness for Roads, Irrigation and Energy Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have enabled the state to incur indebtedness in excess of $50,000 for building and maintaining roads, constructing irrigation, developing untilled land and power projects.
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|Oregon Measure 4 (1914)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly
FOR AMENDMENT of Section 7 of Article XI of the Constitution, to enable the State to lend its credit or incur indebtedness in excess of fifty thousand dollars for building and maintaining permanent roads, constructing irrigation and power projects and developing untilled lands, but limiting the total credit and indebtedness for road purposes to two per cent, and the total credit lent or indebtedness incurred for irrigation and power projects and development of untilled lands to two per cent, of the assessed valuation of all the property in the State, making a total of four per cent for both. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
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- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1912-1914
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1914
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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