On Tuesday voters in Oregon were given the opportunity to vote in favor of completely phasing out Oregon's estate tax by 2016. Despite all of the negative connotations associated with a tax collected due to death, Measure 84 was defeated by a margin of 54% in favor of keeping the estate tax vs. 46% in favor of getting rid of it. On another note, Oregon's Measure 80, which would have allowed personal marijuana and hemp cultivation and use without a license, was defeated by the same margin of 54% against the measure vs. 46% for the measure. A similar measure did pass in both Colorado and Washington, and in Massachusetts voters approved legalization of medical marijuana.
- Oregon 2012 Election Results
- Colorado, Washington Become First States to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
- Overview of Oregon Estate Tax Laws
- Which States Collect an Estate Tax?
- Which States Don't Collect an Estate Tax?
- State Estate Tax and Exemption Chart
- State in Inheritance Tax Chart
- How to Reduce or Even Eliminate Your Estate Tax Bill