Fall Ballot Measure Directs Lottery Dollars to Oregon Veterans
By Oregon Veterans Association
The Oregon Legislature will ask voters this fall to approve a measure allocating 1.5% of lottery revenue to increased services for Oregon veterans. House Joint Resolution 202 passed unanimously in the final Senate vote, 57-0 and is now awaiting a ballot title. The upcoming measure will amend Oregon’s Constitution to require a percentage of lottery revenues be expended for benefit of veterans.
The 1.5% dedication is estimated to be $9.4 million during the average forecast year, and around $37.5 million in the two biennia following its passage. The bill’s leading sponsor, Rep. Paul Evans-D (Dist. 20) called the legislation “an opportunity to make the most consequential investment in veteran outreach and services in Oregon History.” Continue reading