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
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 ...
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 ...