The League of Women Voters will host a forum Sunday on Oregon’s five statewide ballot measures.
A presenter will read the measures and pro and con statements and answer audience questions. The event, held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bend Public Library, is free and includes refreshments.
Measure 102 would allow local governments to use bonds to fund affordable housing projects. Measure 103 would add a ban on grocery taxes to the state’s constitution, and Measure 104 would require three-fifths of Oregon legislators to approve any attempts to raise revenue, including adding or increasing fees and repealing tax breaks.
Measure 105 would end the state’s 30-year-old sanctuary law, which prevents state and local law enforcement agencies from searching for or arresting people suspected solely of breaking federal immigration law, not committing any other crimes. Measure 106 would bar any state funding for abortion, meaning an estimated 350,000 women who receive insurance through the Oregon Health Plan or the Public Employees Benefits Board would have to pay out-of-pocket for abortions despite a state law that requires all insurance companies to cover abortions.