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Voter Forums 2018: Measure 103(OR)

Resources for Government Class research in preparation for the Voter Forum presentations.

Measure 103 State

Measure 103: Amends Constitution: Prohibits taxes/fees based on transactions for "groceries" (defined) enacted or amended after September 2017
  • Result of “Yes” Vote: “Yes” vote amends Constitution; prohibits state/local taxes/fees based on transactions for “groceries” (defined), including those on sellers/distributors, enacted/amended after September 2017.
  • Result of “No” Vote: “No” vote retains state/local government authority to enact/amend taxes (includes corporate minimum tax), fees, on transactions for “groceries” (defined), including on sellers/distributors.

General Information and Topics

News Sources

General Notes about Researching Ballot Measures

Reminders when researching Ballot Measure Information

  1. Read arguments from multiple perspectives, not just the arguments of the perspective you are presenting.
  2. Be aware of your own (Confirmation) Bias:  what you personally believe will affect  both WHAT and HOW you search for information, and HOW you interpret the information you find, whether you intend it to or not.
  3. Use original sources whenever possible:  if someone quotes a statistic, WHERE did they get that information? This is especially true for comments in the Voters' Pamphlet, or information on BallotPedia.
  4. Research your sources....:  WHO is the person or organization making the claim?  WHAT might their reason  be for making those claims? WHAT, if anything, gives them credibility?
  5. ...but Don't Take Their Word For It : when researching a source, don't trust the "about us" page of the person or organization's website. Read laterally.  WHAT do other people say about the source?


Arguments FOR

Organizations in Support