Casino proponents refile ballot measures
The chief petitioners - both from Lake Oswego - for a proposed off-reservation casino Monday re-filed ballot measures with the Secretary of State's office.
According to their projections, the project would generate an estimated $200 million annually for Oregon schools and other services along with creating more than 10,000 new jobs.
The ballot measures were approved by the Oregon Supreme Court and certified for signature gathering for the 2006 election-cycle. In June, the petitioners decided to place the measures before voters on the November 2008 ballot.
'These are the same measures which were recently approved by Oregon's highest court,' said chief petitioner Bruce Studer. 'Today's filings allow us to continue to build upon the strong and growing stream of support the project has already generated.'
Studer, a Lake Oswego investor at the helm of Oregon Gaming and Entertainment, formed the pro-casino agency with attorney Matt Rossman, also of Lake Oswego, a little more than a year ago.