Casino initiative won't appear on ballot

A constitutional amendment to allow Oregon's first non-tribal casino hasn't gotten enough valid signatures to make it to the ballot.

Secretary of State Kate Brown says the proposal fell about 6,000 signatures short of the 110,000 required for a November vote.

Two developers want to put a casino at a former dog track in the east Portland suburb Wood Village. One said Monday they will challenge the decision.

Oregon tribes oppose the proposal, fearing it would draw their Portland customers.

A companion initiative to make changes in state law needed fewer valid signatures and did qualify for the ballot. It spells out how proceeds would be distributed to schools and governments if the casino is authorized.

— The Associated Press

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