Oregon CIR 2016 wraps up its deliberations

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in CIR in the news, CIR research collaborative | 0 comments

CIR2016PanelwithFacilitators

2016 Oregon CIR panel, with facilitators Mike and Mary in top-right corner, and Gracie the Dog front-center.

The 2016 iteration of the CIR is the fourth cycle of this process in Oregon, which began with the 2010 election. The result was a balanced statement (with an 11-9 split in the panelists’ vote) on Measure 97, which proposed a dramatic rise in gross receipts tax to boost the state’s general fund, which principally goes to education and social services.

The CIR statement has been posted various places, including here:
http://res.cloudinary.com/bdy4ger4/image/upload/v1471912519/Oregon_2016_Final_Citizen_Statement_b3pm5d.pdf

Here’s a quick recap of the panel’s deliberations:
http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/oregon-measure-97-citizens-panel-endorses/

And here’s an article written during the CIR’s deliberations:
http://www.gazettetimes.com/albany/news/opinion/editorial/think-too-much-citizens-take-a-deep-dive-into-measures/article_9efa7fce-7a30-5c05-8659-b5a0e831cb22.html

The close but favorable vote on the measure was enough to warrant this blog post by the Yes on 97 campaign:
http://voteyeson97.org/non-partisan-panel-votes-support-measure-97/

 

The CIR Oregon research and evaluation team (pictured below) was John Gastil, Genevieve Fuji-Johnson, and Soo-Hye Han. More info available at our People page.

CIR OR 2016 research team

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