CITIZEN BOARD SPLIT ON CASINO BALLOT MEASURES

From Oregon Public Broadcasting:

The Citizens’ Initiative Review has come up with six findings on the potential impact of Measures 82 and 83. Panelists split with 7 in support of the measure, and 17 opposing. The Citizens’ Initiative Review is a non-profit that aims to provide independent assessments of controversial ballot measures.

Its subject, Measure 82, would amend Oregon’s constitution to allow non-tribal casinos and requires those casinos to give a percentage of their revenue to the state lottery. But 82 sponsors also back Measure 83, which authorizes a Multnomah County casino in Wood Village that would contribute a percentage of its revenue to the state lottery.

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