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Examining Oregon's Money Measure: 97

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The November election season figured to be anything but dull, but Oregon offers a few extra bits of excitement. 

The vote on Ballot Measure 97 is already heating up... Oregon voters will decide on a tax on business income, one that could boost state government revenue substantially. 

Which thrills people who want more money spent on schools and other programs (Yes on 97), but leaves many members of the business community cold (No on 97). 

We begin our examination of issues and candidates in the November election with a roundtable on 97.  State Representative Peter Buckley and Shamus Linsky of the Oregon Consumer League speak in support of the measure; Steve Buckstein of Cascade Policy Institute and economist Eric Fruits speak against measure 97.   

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.