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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Portland mayor Charlie Hales proposed a deal on the controversial 2012 city arts tax.

The tax – overwhelmingly approved by voters in November, 2012 – has been challenged in two law suits. If the city were to lose either suit, the money might have to be given back to taxpayers.

…Because of the legal questions, Hales announced in March that the city could not distribute the money to the schools or arts organizations, as intended.

Under the deal proposed by Hales, some city money would be freed up to help the six districts. They are the Portland Public Schools, Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Reynolds and Riverdale school districts.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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