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$250M homelessness tax measure on Portland-area May ballot

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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. 

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The Associated Press

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  1. More fall-out from Kate Brown’s Sanctuary City policies ! Pay up- suckers… President Trump has already said he ain’t gonna help- nor should he- Oregon Democrats made this mess-
    They can pay for it !

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