We are pleased to report that the Portland Arts Education & Access Income Tax passed a major legal hurdle yesterday, when Circuit Judge Kelly Skye ruled that the tax is constitutional.
Portlanders showed their overwhelming support for the arts in November 2012 when they approved the Arts Tax measure with 62% of the vote.
The tax will fund Portland-area school teachers and arts-focused nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
Mayor Hales press release
Portland arts tax survives its third legal challenge, deemed constitutional
Ryan Kost in The Oregonian
City Prevails in Second Arts Tax Challenge
Dirk Vanderhart in The Portland Mercury
Arts Tax Ruled Constitutional
Aaron Mesh in Willamette Week