Gov. Kate Brown announces positions on Oregon ballot measures

0715 Kate BrownPortland, Ore. – Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced her position on several ballot measures that will appear in the 2016 general election.

“As Governor, it is important for Oregonians to know where I stand on issues they will be asked to decide in November,” Gov. Brown said.

In a statement, Gov. Brown expressed her support for the Business Tax Increase Initiative, Measure 97 (formerly IP-28). She said in part, “I have spent my career fighting to make Oregon a place where everyone can thrive. I support Measure 97 because there is a basic unfairness in our tax system that makes working families pay an increasing share for state and local services, including public schools, senior services, and health care. By some measures, Oregon is among the lowest in corporate taxes, and Oregonians expect everyone to pay their fair share.”

Gov. Brown also said she supports the Outdoor School Lottery Fund Initiative, State Funding for Dropout Prevention and College Readiness, the Wildlife Tracking Prevention Act, the Oregon Lottery Proceeds for Veterans’ Services Amendment, and Judicial Retirement Measures.

To read Gov. Brown’s full statement, click here.

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