Oregon initiatives pour in for 2012
SALEM, Oregon: Two ballot measures have already been certified for the 2012 statewide ballot, but there may be more. According to the Oregon Secretary of State's office, an estimated 23 initiatives have filed with the state.
Proposals include a wide gamut of topics. Everything from taxes to health care and even renewable energy are on the table. Compared to 2010, a total of 83 initiatives were filed which may indicate that the list may continue to grow. Take a look at the 2012 list here.
Certified measures currently include:
|Measure 77||Admin of gov't||Revision to responses to catastrophic disasters; requires approval by a 2/3rds majority|
|Measure 78||Admin of gov't||Changes terminology in the state Constitution for the three state gov't branches|
|Measure 79||Taxes||Would ban real estate transfer taxes.|
|CISS||Measure 80||Marijuana||Would create a cannabis commission to regulate the cultivation and sale of cannabis.|
|CISS||Measure 81||Animal rights||Bans Columbia River commercial salmon fishing with gillnets by non-tribal persons, allows seine nets instead.|
|Measure 82||Gambling||Authorizes establishment of privately-owned casinos.|
|CISS||Measure 83||Gambling||Authorizes Multnomah County casino.|
|CISS||Measure 84||Taxes||Phases out estate and inheritance taxes.|
|Measure 85||Taxes||Allocates corporate income/excise tax "kicker" refund to additionally fund K through 12 public education.|