Oregon anti-tax group files lawsuit against ballot titles
SALEM, Oregon: Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes has filed lawsuits with the Marion County Circuit Court challenging the impartiality of two ballot measure titles - Measure 66 and Measure 67. The proposed measures seek to overturn $733 million in tax increases. Additionally, on October 28 the group filed four appeals with the Oregon Supreme Court. According to the group, on November 17 they plan to request an injunction in order to prevent the Oregon Secretary of State from using the ballot titles in the voter's guide.
The ballot titles were written by a special panel that consisted of four Democratic members and two Republicans. However, some Oregonians said that they are worried about possible ballot title bias. Both measures are expected to appear on the January 26, 2009 statewide ballot.
Ballot titles can be found here: