Ore. Tax Reform Ballot Initiative Unclear, State Justices Say

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 3:13 PM EST) -- The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday sent a corporate tax reform ballot initiative back to the attorney general’s office for redrafting, saying the initiative’s text did not accurately inform voters of the proposed changes to Oregon tax law.

In reviewing the summary text of Initiative Petition 33, Judge Virginia L. Linder found that the state’s attorney general failed to adequately explain that the initiative would continue to impose a minimum tax of $100,000 on all businesses earning above $100 million in annual sales.

“[T]he summary states...
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