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A win for the Arts Tax - June 28, 2013

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