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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Some measures that Oregon voters have decided against in the past three decades may return to the ballot in November.

Elections officials have until Aug. 5 to verify names and decide which initiatives have enough valid signatures to make it onto the November ballot. One initiative officially has been certified for the ballot: a measure sought by real estate agents that would prohibit transfer taxes on the sale of property.

Two Lake Oswego businessmen and a Canadian investment firm are trying again with a proposal to build Oregon’s first nontribal casino despite a firm rejection at the ballot box two years ago.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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