OBA Board takes NO position on Ballot Measure 79, constitutional preemption of Real Estate Excise Tax; Issues Statements on 84 and 85

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We met with campaign officials from both sides of several issues of statewide importance as part of the retreat. During the session, the Board evaluated Ballot Measures 79, 84 and 85.

The board voted to oppose Ballot Measure 79, which would change the state constitution to prevent future legislation to allow a Real Estate Transfer Tax that is already prohibited by state statute.

The board also issued statements on measures 84 and 85, urging leaders to focus on true, statewide tax reform. Read the full press release HERE