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Oregon Taxes for Higher Education, Measure 6 (May 1920)

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The Oregon Taxes for Higher Education Act, also known as Measure 6, was on the May 21, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure levied a 3.2 mills tax for the Oregon Agricultural College and the University of Oregon and a .06 mill tax for Oregon Normal Schools and mandated that such tax revenues be utilized for salaries, additional buildings, repairs, purchasing supplies and equipment.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (May 1920)
Approveda Yes 102,722 68.80%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - HIGHER EDUCATIONAL TAX ACT - Purpose: Providing in addition to annual tax levy now provided by law, a tax of 3.2 mills for Oregon agricultural college and university of Oregon, and .06 mill for Oregon state normal school, totaling approximately $1,247,000, beginning 1921; appropriating the current year from money now in treasury a sum equal to said annual tax levy; said money being for support and maintenance, including salaries, additional buildings, making repairs, purchasing supplies, and equipment; providing that a vote for enactment of this act shall make said tax an annual levy through in excess of tax for the preceding year plus six per centum thereof. --- Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes

311. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 6 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 20, 1920 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.