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Oregon initiatives pour in for 2012

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August 24, 2011

By Bailey Ludlam


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:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 77 Admin of gov't Revision to responses to catastrophic disasters; requires approval by a 2/3rds majority Approveda

LRCA Measure 78 Admin of gov't Changes terminology in the state Constitution for the three state gov't branches Approveda

CICA Measure 79 Taxes Would ban real estate transfer taxes. Approveda

CISS Measure 80 Marijuana Would create a cannabis commission to regulate the cultivation and sale of cannabis. Defeatedd

CISS Measure 81 Animal rights Bans Columbia River commercial salmon fishing with gillnets by non-tribal persons, allows seine nets instead. Defeatedd

CICA Measure 82 Gambling Authorizes establishment of privately-owned casinos. Defeatedd

CISS Measure 83 Gambling Authorizes Multnomah County casino. Defeatedd

CISS Measure 84 Taxes Phases out estate and inheritance taxes. Defeatedd

CICA Measure 85 Taxes Allocates corporate income/excise tax "kicker" refund to additionally fund K through 12 public education. Approveda

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