Oregon Election Results: Measure 66 and 67 Results Out
Oregon election results are out for the special election on measure 66 and 67. Both measure 66 and measure 67 were both passed by the voters. The result will help authorities to make reforms regarding income tax.
According to the Oregon Secretary of State results, the voter turnout was 60.36%, with 1,246,057 ballots in total.
Oregon's State Measure 66 will "raise tax on household income at and above $250,000 (and $125,000 for individual filers). Reduces income taxes on unemployment benefits in 2009. Provides funds currently budgeted for education, health care, public safety, other services". Measure 66 got 54% of Yes votes.
State Measure 67 will raise "$10 corporate minimum tax, business minimum tax, corporate profits tax. Provides funds currently budgeted for education, health care, public safety, other services". Measure 67 got 53% of Yes votes.
The measures are intended to increase tax income from businesses and people with higher income to help out the state budget. The tax increase will likely alleviate Oregon's short term budget issue.