- 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.