Murmurs: Media Throwdown in Washington County

When realtors fib and foodies slice the truth.

It’s election season, so you can expect campaigns to be making stuff up. But the Measure 79 campaign is the worst in a long time. The measure would amend the state constitution to ban real-estate    More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Anti-Real Estate Tax Campaign Is Making Stuff Up


Proponents of Measure 79, which would amend the Oregon constitution to ban real estate transfer taxes, already bear the burden of trying to convince voters to solve a problem that does not exist. But in doing so they're making statements that at best are misleading, and, at worst, are flat-out lies.As WW reported earlier, Measure 79 is a solution in search of a problem: State law already prohibits ...   More
Monday, September 24, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cash Rains Into Real Estate Transfer Tax Measure


Real estate groups are continuing to pour big bucks into a November ballot measure that would amend Oregon's constitution to include a provision prohibiting real estate transfer taxes. State filings show that the National Association of Realtors recently contributed $939,000 and the Oregon Association of Realtors contributed $700,000 to the "Yes on 79" committee.The committee has raised $2.5 million ...   More
Monday, September 10, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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