Looks as though it'll be going to the ballot, and the Willamette Valley Loons will obediently support it - and belatedly wonder where all the jobs went, and why they have to pay so much more for stuff.
Supporters hope to see the $5.2 billion in biennial revenue from the tax go toward education, health care and senior services.
No, they don't. These public employee unionistas know full well that the money will go to buttress their benefits at the expense of everybody else in the state. They are correct on one thing though: they know that people in the Willamette Valley are stupid enough to buy their lie.
Oregon voters have nine times voted down a state sales tax, but the public employee unions are desperate to get moar munny - so they push this and claim it's never going to affect you when it is, in fact, a sales tax that will affect everyone. But the public employees don't care, because they'll have theirs - and that's all that matters.