Local ballot measures, Oregon

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Southern Oregon residents decisively vote to banish GMOs from Jackson and Josephine counties May 21, 2014

First half of 2013 sees $1 billion more in school bond money over first half of 2012 Jul 11, 2013

Today's elections feature 83 measures across four states, Phoenix voters to decide on pension reform that could save the city nearly $600 million Mar 11, 2013

2012 featured almost 1,000 more local measures and a higher approval rate Jan 21, 2013

2012 destroys 2011's school bond money record, concerns mount Jan 11, 2013

2012's school bond measures exceed 2011 records in bond dollars and approval ratings Aug 01, 2012

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School bond and tax votes

See also: School bond and tax elections in Oregon

In Oregon, ballot questions are required when a school district if a school district wants to issue bonding, exceed the property tax cap protected by the Oregon Constitution, and exceed the Oregon Mill Rate. Oregon school districts cannot issue bonds that exceed more than thirteen percent of the district's total debt valuation. The Oregon Constitution has a property tax limit of three percent which has been in place since 1997. Also, Oregon allows excess mill rate elections upon citizen petition.

State cancels housing contract with NOHA

In early September 2009 Oregon Housing and Community Services decided to cancel a housing contract with the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Commission. According to state officials, they feared that the state's funds would be "mismanaged." NOHA owns currently owns properties in Clatsop County and Tillamook County. Earlier this year NOHA announced that they were facing a large budget deficit. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a $795,000 bailout.[1]

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