Oregon's Democrat state officials have declined to alter the wording of the upcoming sales tax referred to as ballot measure 97 to reflect the true effects as determined by two separate economic studies; opting instead to stick with wording preferred by the public employee unions pushing the measure:
The explanation states that "The increased revenue will require increased expenditures by the state in the areas of public early childhood and kindergarten through grade 12 education, health care, and senior services, but the exact amount and the specific uses within the three identified programs cannot be determined."
Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins, appointed to the position by the fiercely partisan Democratic from Minnesota, Kate Brown, sees no problem with the wording which states that passage will require increased expenditures in the three areas cited, despite the fact that legal opinions on the matter have confirmed that it would do no such thing. And there's a very good reason why she sees no problem with it:
It was Atkins who suggested during a committee meeting in July that the explanation should state the measure would "require" the Legislature to spend more money on early childhood and K-12 education, health care and senior services.
Hey, she's a Democratic, so she has no compunction about lying to voters.