PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story July 31 about the sponsors of a tax reform measure declining to participate in Oregon's citizen initiative review process, The Associated Press reported erroneously a second measure that will be analyzed. The panel will review a ballot measure authorizing nontribal casinos, not a marijuana legalization initiative.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Liberal group pulls out of citizen review process
Liberal group behind corporate 'kicker' repeal pulls out of citizen initiative review process
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The group behind an effort to eliminate "kicker" tax rebates for corporations says it will not participate in a week-long review process for the initiative.
A spokesman for the liberal group OurOregon tells the Oregonian (http://bit.ly/MQne8g) that his group concluded the citizen initiative review process doesn't impact voter decisions and is a waste of time.
The Legislature authorized the review process last year following experiments in earlier elections. A panel of citizens will study both sides of the issue for a week and come up with a recommendation that's printed in the voter pamphlet.
The director of Healthy Democracy Oregon, which runs the citizen panels, says OurOregon's decision is disappointing but the process will continue nonetheless.
A separate citizen panel will also review a proposal to authorize nontribal casinos.