The Coalition to Fix and Improve Measure 110 aims to do precisely that, according to backers. Here’s a look at the fine print in their two initiatives.
Author: Jamie Parfitt, Pat Dooris
Published: 6:17 PM PDT September 19, 2023
Updated: 6:50 PM PDT September 19, 2023
PORTLAND, Ore. — A new group, the Coalition to Fix and Improve Ballot Measure 110, announced this week that they are prepared to put initiatives in front of voters next November if Oregon lawmakers don’t act first to roll back drug decriminalization in the state — and they’ve already published two examples of how to do it.
According to the group, they don’t want to toss out Measure 110 entirely — they’d mostly keep the law’s drug treatment funding intact (more on that later) — but they do want to re-criminalize possession of hard drugs, and then some.
The coalition is backed by some sizable donations from some of the biggest business names in Oregon. Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle put in $300,000, joined by $200,000 from Nike founder Phil Knight, $100,000 from Portland property owners the Goodman family, and $50,000 each from business magnates Ed Maletis and Jordan Schnitzer.