Money Measures on the Ballot
This election season, Oregonians are voting on three statewide measures that effect our revenue and tax system in Oregon. Measure 79 bans a real estate transfer tax, Measure 84 phases out estate and inheritance taxes, and Measure 85 allocates a corporation’s income tax refund to help fund our K-12 public education system. Don’t yet know what your vote is going to be? Want to know a bit more about how these measures will affect you, your children and our schools? Join us to hear Kevin Mannix and Steve Novick discuss the measures at our Friday Forum.
Kevin Mannix is President of Common Sense for Oregon and the Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance. He is an accomplished attorney, former Oregon Legislator, former Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, and a dedicated community leader. Kevin was a highly productive and successful lawmaker - having sponsored 135 successful bills which remove bad laws, fix broken laws, and enact useful laws rooted in common sense. Kevin is also the author of five successful citizen initiatives, which got on the ballot and passed: Measures 10, 11, 17, 40, and 73
Steve Novick has extensive knowledge of state budget and tax issues and has engaged in numerous ballot initiative battles. He is the former Executive Director of the Center for Constructive Citizen Action (an advocacy group that engaged in the initiative process) and as Communications Director for Citizens for Oregon's Future (a public policy educational organization that focused on tax and budget issues). Steve has held big polluters accountable, defended Oregonians from Bill Sizemore’s attacks on education, found innovative ways to let people know where their tax dollars go and fought waste in the Oregon Lottery to get more money for schools.