Friday, February 2, 2018

What's the Matter With Malheur? Oregon Counties With the Most to Lose If Measure 101 Failed Still Voted Against It

Willamette Week
By Nigel Jaquiss
January 31, 2018

Last week, Oregon voters resoundingly approved Measure 101 by a margin of 61.6 percent to 38.4 percent.  The people who most need health care in Oregon will keep it - in some cases, despite themselves.

That victory came even though the GOP lawmakers who had referred the measure to the ballot were inviting voters to say "no" to new taxes, which is usually an easy selling point.  But the referral of the Medicaid funding package proved so confusing and unpopular that the "no" side struggled to raise even a pittance to fight it, getting outspent about 30 to 1.

Read the full article at the Willamette Week website here.

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