From the Albany Democrat-Herald:
Next month, 24 randomly selected Oregon voters will gather at Western Oregon University in Monmouth to weigh the pros of cons of Measure 97, the controversial proposal for a gross-receipts tax on certain Oregon corporations.
Think of the group as an impartial grand jury of sorts: Members will hear presentations from proponents and opponents. They’ll get to ask questions. At the conclusion of the review, scheduled for Aug. 18-21, the panel will produce a statement to give voters key facts about the measure and arguments for and against its passage.