Voters will soon decide on controversial Measure 101 in special election

Oregonians will receive a ballot in the mail soon.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2018 7:47 PM
Updated: Jan. 1, 2018 7:52 PM

SALEM, Ore. – Ballots will be mailed out this week for the Jan. 23 special election.

Scroll for more content...

The big issue on the ballot is Measure 101, which could impact insurance coverage for low-income residents.

State lawmakers passed a bill in July 2017 that would temporarily tax some hospitals and insurance companies to make up for a Medicaid funding shortfall.

However, one lawmaker got enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. Now, voters will be asked to approve or reject the tax.

Supporters say a “yes” vote will preserve healthcare for low-income Oregonians. But opponents say approving Measure 101 would create a $330 million tax that would affect individuals, small employers, school districts, colleges and hospitals.

Find a list of drop box locations in our area here.

Related Content

Article Comments

Broken Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 58°
59° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 59°
Scattered Clouds
60° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 60°
North Bend
57° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 57°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner


Community Events