Portland is still fresh off their hotel tax increase, $2 million dollar Tri-met bench fee plan and a possible half billion school bond proposal, to make time to help Portland be the only city in Oregon with its own income tax. Tonight, the City Council will vote on it. It seems the millions the state spends on art is not enough for a city that cannot balance its budget. So taxpayers will be punished,a new $12 million art bureaucracy will be created, taxpayer families will be hurt, jobs will be lost and Portland will veer even farther from budget discipline exercised in more prosperous cities.
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