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Oregon voters see another heavy ballot for 2010

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October 15, 2010

SALEM, Oregon: Oregon is one of five states with more than ten measures on the ballot. A total of eleven questions were certified however, two measures were voted on during a special election in January and two more in May during the state’s primary election.

Of the seven measures on the November general election ballot, only one is seeing campaign activity both in support and opposition. Measure 74 proposes establishing a medical marijuana supply system, assistance and research programs and would allow limited selling of marijuana. Oregon is one of four states with marijuana related measures on the 2010 ballot.

According to an August 2010 Grove Insight poll, voters are largely in favor of Veteran Home Loans, Measure 70 and Minimum Criminal Sentence, Measure 73 but are opposed to Gaming Tax, Measure 75. On the other hand, polling for Annual Sessions, Measure 71 and Measure 74 did not reveal definitive results.

November 2, 2010 ballot measures:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Measure 70 Veterans Expands the availability of home loans for veterans through the Oregon War Veterans' Fund
LRCA Measure 71 Admin of gov't Change the legislature's meeting to every year instead of every other year
LRCA Measure 72 Admin of gov't Authorizes lowest-cost borrowing for the state's real and personal property projects
CISS Measure 73 Law enforcement Requires an increased minimum sentence for some sex crimes and repeat DUIs
CISS Measure 74 Marijuana State to license marijuana farmers who can distribute crop to medical marijuana dispensaries
CISS Measure 75 Gambling Create a gaming tax of 25% of gross revenues for education, state police, and local governments across the state
CICA Measure 76 Environment Renews dedication of 15% of lottery proceeds to parks and natural resources

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