Category: Ballot Measures

Measure 107

Title:  Amends Constitution: Allows laws limiting political campaign contributions and expenditures, requiring disclosure of political campaign contributions and expenditures, and requiring political campaign advertisements to identify who paid for them.

What does this mean to me? Changes law to allow rules on how much money a person can give a candidate. Candidates would have to tell the public who gives money. Changes the law in three ways. 1. It would allow limits on how much money a person can give a candidate and on how much money a political campaign can spend. 2. Candidates would have to tell the public which people or businesses gave them money. 3. Political ads would have to say who paid for the ad.

Icon: $How much would it cost?  $0

Icon: Thumbs upPeople for this say:We need to know who is giving money to candidates. People or businesses should not use money to change an election. That gives some people more power than others.Oregonians should know who is trying to change how voters think. This will give voters more facts about money spent.

Icon: Thumbs downPeople against this say: This would stop people from sharing their opinion, and take away their right to free speech. People don’t want others to know their views.

Measure 108

Title:  Increases cigarette and cigar taxes. Establishes tax on e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping devices. Funds health programs.

What does this mean to me? Adds more taxes to packs of cigarettes and cigars. Adds a new tax to other products that deliver nicotine. Pays for more health programs.

Icon: $How much would it cost? There would be no cost. The state would make $111 million by the end of 2021 and would make $331 million more by the end of 2023.

Icon: Thumbs upPeople for this say: This tax would make it expensive to start smoking. It would make money for healthcare and for preventing tobacco use.

Icon: Thumbs downPeople against this say: This tax would hurt poor people and small businesses. There are too many taxes already.

Measure 109

Title:  Allows manufacture, delivery, administration of psilocybin at supervised, licensed facilities; imposes two-year development period.

What does this mean to me? Right now, it is a crime to make, sell, or have a drug that comes from a mushroom. This changes the law to allow people to take that drug. The drug affects a person’s mind or the way they act.

Icon: $How much would it cost? $5.4 million to start the program.

Icon: Thumbs upPeople for this say: Some people who feel depressed may be helped by trying the drug. People could only use the drug by working with a therapist.

Icon: Thumbs downPeople against this say: We don’t know if the drug helps people or hurts people. The drug should be studied before lots of people can use it.

Measure 110

Title:  Provides statewide addiction/recovery services; marijuana taxes partially finance; reclassifies possession/penalties for specified drugs.

What does this mean to me? Helps people who have a disease that makes them need drugs get healthy again. People get in less trouble for illegal drugs and spend less time in prison.

How much would it cost? We don’t know exactly.

  • Some places would get more money, like places that help people who use drugs be healthy again.
  • Others would get less money, like schools, state police, and places that treat people who have a mental illness.
  • Fewer people would go to prison, so the state would spend less money on prisons.

Icon: Thumbs upPeople for this say: People who have drug problems need more treatment. Keeping them in prison is expensive and does not help them. Sending people to prison costs a lot and does not help them be healthy.

Icon: Thumbs downPeople against this say: Some people with drug problems only get help because courts make them get help. We should be tough on drugs so courts can make people get treatment.