PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Metro, the regional government for the three counties in the Portland metropolitan area, has voted to place a ballot measure before voters this May that would raise $250 million for homeless services in the region.
The funding would come from two different taxes. One would be a 1% marginal income tax on individuals earning more than $125,000 annually or couples making more than $200,000.
The second would be a 1% business tax on the profits businesses with gross receipts of more than $5 million dollars.
The funds would be divided among Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties, based on population.