Washington County Board Says no to Measure 97 in Split Decision

Washington County commissioners, by a 3-2 vote, will formally oppose Measure 97.

The Nov. 8 ballot initiative would raise a projected $3 billion annually by raising the corporate minimum tax by 2.5 percent on a business’s Oregon sales of more than $25 million.

Oregon Health Forum hosts a debate on this controversial ballot measure on Oct. 5 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. For details, click here.

Voting for an opposition resolution Tuesday (Aug. 23) were Chairman Andy Duyck and Commissioners Bob Terry and Roy Rogers. Voting against the resolution were Commissioners Dick Schouten and Greg Malinowski.

Elected officials can take stands on ballot measures. But under state law, neither they nor government staffs can use public resources to promote or oppose them.

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