Oregon tax hike measures win in January 26 vote
With 72% of the vote counted, "Yes on 66" had 505,062 votes, and the "no" side had 396,697, with similar margins for Measure 67.
Campaign finance figures reported so far indicate that supporters of the tax hikes outspent opponents by about $6.8 million to $4.5 million.
Oregon's traditional anti-tax activists were joined in the campaign to defeat the $733 million tax package via the veto referendum process by members of Oregon's business community including Oregon Associated Industries, Phil Knight of the Nike Corporation and the Northwest Grocery Association.
The Oregon Education Association gave over $2 million to the "Yes" campaign, with a local SEIU affiliate kicking in $1.8 million. Final details that show total funds raised by each campaign won't be available until a month from now.
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