Deadline set for Oregon gas tax opponents
PORTLAND, Oregon:A September 25, 2009 deadline has been set for opponents of a law that would increase gasoline and vehicle tax. Opponents such as Don McIntire, a veteran tax critic, have until that date to submit 55,179 signatures to the secretary of state at 5 p.m. The signatures must be verified within 30 days of the deadline. If the signatures are verified, an election will coincide with the May 18, 2009 primary election.
If signatures are not submitted or there are not enough, the tax increases will be implemented on or before January 11, 2011.