Realtors put another $1.3M into Measure 79

Realtors put another $1.3M into Measure 79

The National Association of Realtors put another $1.3 million into the campaign for Oregon's Measure 79, which aims to ban new taxes and fees on real estate sales.

The state and national Realtors have now put in more than $4.6 million for their fall campaign to amend the state Constitution to ban such taxes. That's a lot of money for a ballot measure that faces only low-dollar opposition.

But there are also signs that the the Realtors put the extra money in because Measure 79 is a difficult sell with voters. The most intriguing bit of information comes from Our Oregon, a labor-backed group opposed to the measure.


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