Oregonians said "yes" to Measures 66 and 67, increasing income taxes for high earners and also increasing taxes for corporations and some businesses.
Both measures passed with a 53% to 46% lead. But some opponents say the results don't accurately reflect voters' feelings.
“The success of a nationally bankrolled campaign does not accurately reflect the views of all Oregonians,” [Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bob Tiernan] said. “Voters across the state want their legislators to tighten their belts along with the rest of us. Oregonians expect their representatives in Salem to work together to find a solution that addresses the challenges of today’s economy without crippling tomorrow’s.”
House Republican Leader Rep. Bruce Hanna, a Roseburg Republican, said the well-financed campaign to support the measures was difficult to counter.
Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.