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Oregonians approve Measure 96, devoting lottery net proceeds toward veterans

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregonians voted to approve Measure 96 Tuesday, giving 1.5 percent of state lottery net proceeds toward veterans' service.

This would include assistance with employment, education, housing, physical/mental health care, addiction treatment, reintegration, access to government benefits, and other services for veterans, spouses and dependents.

Already dedicated net lottery proceeds are as follows: 18% to finance education stability fund, 15% to finance state parks, restoration and protection of native fish and wildlife, watersheds, water quality and wildlife habitats, 15% to finance school capital matching fund.

An argument in favor of passing this measure says that over 250,000 Oregon veterans do not receive the care they need. Proponents argue these funds would connect veterans to critical services like healthcare, mental health treatment, support for PTSD and preventing homelessness.

An argument against the measure says the language in the measure does not specifically identify where the funds will be allocated. Opponents also argue that is it not clear whether the lottery funds will be added to Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs' budget or will replace it altogether.

*Financial impact: the measure would not affect the overall amount of funds collected. However, based on forecasting, 1.5 percent of state lottery net proceeds would be approximately $9.3 million annually that would be shifted from economic development and public education.

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Posted: November 10, 2016, 8:32 am - IP Logged

I'm happy that whatever Oregon residents win from now on can get, the Veterans at that state also win.

I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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    Posted: November 10, 2016, 10:51 am - IP Logged

    I'm happy that whatever Oregon residents win from now on can get, the Veterans at that state also win.

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    Sounds good to me.

    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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      Posted: November 10, 2016, 10:51 am - IP Logged

       Congratulations to Oregon voters and veterans. $9.3 million is more than they had on Monday.

       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

       Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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        Posted: November 10, 2016, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

        I am a Veteran who served during a time of war. I don't recieve any VA benefits.
        I'm glad to see that there are some people out there that still respect the sacrifices
        made by our armed forces. Va benefits do not come easy. it is usually a very long
        drawn out government process. maybe this bill can provide a supliment to my brothers
        and sisters that aren't recieving needed compensation for the price
        they paid during thier tour of duty. Good Job Oregon!

        "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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          Posted: November 11, 2016, 2:46 am - IP Logged

          BRAVO OREGON

          SEMPER FIDELIS

           

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            Posted: November 11, 2016, 7:14 am - IP Logged

            Happy Veterans Day to all my Brothers and Sisters in the Armed Forces and being retired U.S. Army very happy for Oregon on this initiative.

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              Posted: November 11, 2016, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

              I volunteer to win a jackpot here in Oregon to get things started! I would also want to help veterans. My brother was in the Marines, and father the Army.

              Thankful for all those that have served in the Armed Forces!

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                Posted: November 11, 2016, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

                Happy Veterans Day to all my Brothers and Sisters in the Armed Forces and being retired U.S. Army very happy for Oregon on this initiative.

                I Agree! I am proud to call America Home because of our attitudes towards Veterans today. Americans love our Veterans, First Responders, and the thin blue line "Police".

                 I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

                 Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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                  Posted: November 12, 2016, 1:16 am - IP Logged

                  I volunteer to win a jackpot here in Oregon to get things started! I would also want to help veterans. My brother was in the Marines, and father the Army.

                  Thankful for all those that have served in the Armed Forces!

                  That's Nice of you wanting to share. I hope you Win BIG soon. Dance

                  Good Luck Lep

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                    Posted: November 12, 2016, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                    THANK YOU TOO ALL THAT HAS SERVED OUR COUNTRY!

                    It Is not easy as It should be for our Veterans to receive the Benefits they so Dutiful deserve, and get the recognition for Serving this Country, went though It with My Dad, Brother, Sister, Brother-In-Law & my Son-In-Law, My Dad didn't get any Benefit's until it was too Late same with the rest except My Son-In-Law and It took a lot of fighting to get his started It shouldn't be that way!

                    LOTTOACE  I hope You can get Your Benefits ASAP, you served & YOU DESERVE!

                    On Election Day here in AZ we Lost another Office in In The Line Of Duty, he was Young had a Family and was Responding to a Menial call when It happened In a Small Town In Northern part of the State, SHOW LOW AZ, very sad, very since less!

                    HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey

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                      Posted: November 12, 2016, 10:32 am - IP Logged

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                      Hear Hear!

                      An honorable decision!

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                      Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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                        Posted: November 14, 2016, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                        What a blessing? So good to hear this news for our veterans.

                        When one door closes; another one opens!

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                          Posted: November 15, 2016, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                          THANK YOU TOO ALL THAT HAS SERVED OUR COUNTRY!

                          It Is not easy as It should be for our Veterans to receive the Benefits they so Dutiful deserve, and get the recognition for Serving this Country, went though It with My Dad, Brother, Sister, Brother-In-Law & my Son-In-Law, My Dad didn't get any Benefit's until it was too Late same with the rest except My Son-In-Law and It took a lot of fighting to get his started It shouldn't be that way!

                          LOTTOACE  I hope You can get Your Benefits ASAP, you served & YOU DESERVE!

                          On Election Day here in AZ we Lost another Office in In The Line Of Duty, he was Young had a Family and was Responding to a Menial call when It happened In a Small Town In Northern part of the State, SHOW LOW AZ, very sad, very since less!

                          thank you for your support American Indian!

                          "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"