Donors finance ballot initiatives

Donors finance ballot initiatives

Spending by sponsors to qualify the eight initiatives pending for the November statewide ballot topped $4 million.

The most spent was $1.1 million, contributed largely by the National Association of Realtors, for a measure barring new real estate transfer taxes.

The least spent was $338,000, bankrolled largely by a national group based in Portland, for a measure legalizing adult use of marijuana and allowing the state to regulate its cultivation and sale, and to tax it. Musician Willie Nelson contributed $10,100 to the effort.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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