November 08, 2016
Brookdale, a senior care company in Oregon, is under investigation after sending its residents a letter urging them to oppose a ballot measure. Measure 97 would increase taxes on companies with more than $25 million in annual sales. The Oregon State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Disability Rights Oregon notified the Secretary of State that the company may have violated a state law against exerting undue influence over how a person votes. The letter to residents suggested that if the measure was to pass, Brookdale's services could become more expensive. The letter also include a sample "letter to the editor" about how Measure 97 could be bad for seniors and asked residents to send the letter to their local paper.
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