Arts Tax to be Postponed Indefinitely

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 05/17/2013

Portland citizens voted in the Arts Tax last November, but since then the proposed tax has met with numerous issues, and still has not gone into affect.

 The tax will fund arts in the public schools, and will cost thirty five dollars to each Portlander making more than one thousand dollars a year.

The Arts Tax deadline was already pushed forward from April 15th to May 15th of this year, but because of City of Portland website issues, is now being postponed indefinitely.

In addition to logisitical issues, some are saying that the regressive nature of the tax is unfair to low income people.

For more on the story, KBOO’s Jennifer Kemp spoke with Dana Haynes of Mayor Charlie Hales office

 

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