Untold Story From May Election: Local Funding Measures Passed Big

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Here’s one important story, that’s so far been buried beneath the attention paid to candidate races and–in Portland–the attempted takeover of the water board: Around the state, voters went in big for local funding measures.

Overall, voters approved 74% of the local bonds and levies that were up for a vote on the May ballot. These measures were put on the ballot to fund services ranging from schools to fire protection to law enforcement and more. It’s further proof that Oregon voters are largely supportive funding the schools and critical services that impact their daily lives.

Local Measure Results, May 2014

You can read the full county-by-county rundown from the folks at the League of Oregon Cities.

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