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Labor Day Ad Showcases Metro’s New Permanent Tax on Labor

Sep 4, 2020

Highlighting the economic damage Metro’s new wage tax will inflict on Read More

Metro’s Labor Day Celebrates a New Permanent Tax on Labor

Sep 4, 2020

Highlighting the economic damage Metro’s new wage tax will inflict on working families, opponents of the permanent $5.2 billion tax on employers and nonprofits launched a Labor Day weekend digital advertisement urging voters to oppose the regressive, job-killing tax. Read More

Metro Pushes Transportation Bond While Acknowledging Serious Problems

Aug 31, 2020

Metro Council President Lynn Peterson claims the spending will create jobs, reduce pollution, prepare the region for growth, and advance racial justice. But such claims require extraordinary evidence. Read More

Emails Show Why Metro’s Multibillion-Dollar Transportation Measure Has Drawn Lots of Opposition

Aug 26, 2020

Unemployment in Multnomah County stands at 11%, a point higher than the state average. More layoffs are expected when the summer travel and dining season ends. Schools won't open before April, and many local businesses will see no revenue until a vaccine for COVID-19 emerges. Read More

The Case Against Metro’s $5 Billion Transportation Bond

Aug 25, 2020

Metro’s proposed $5 billion transportation measure makes no sense for the region, for transportation, for our economy, for our kids and for our planet. Read More

Business Owners Stand Strong Against Massive Metro Wage Tax

Aug 18, 2020

Opponents to Metro’s $5.2 billion wage tax today said outrage about the tax has been so overwhelming that the campaign has created a landing page for members of the community to endorse the effort to defeat it. Read More

Portland Business Alliance counters Metro council president’s offer on payroll tax rate

Aug 7, 2020

The Portland Business Alliance asked Metro to take a $5 billion transportation Read More

Metro’s Untimely, Nonsensical Light-Rail Project

Aug 5, 2020

Last month, the Metro Council voted to send a regional payroll tax to the November ballot. There are at least three problems with this proposal. Read More

Metro Is Sending Voters a Transportation Tax, Even as Tomorrow’s Commute Looks Foggy

Jul 29, 2020

This month, regional government Metro referred to the November ballot the largest tax measure in Portland history: $5 billion for transportation, including a light rail line to Tualatin. Read More