Tax for OSU criticized

A group fights an “excessive and unnecessary” tax increase for the Lane County Extension.

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An opposition group is campaigning against a five-year tax levy for the Lane County Extension, the county branch of the Oregon State University Extension.

The extension is designed to offer university programs including 4-H youth development and farms and gardens, but Friends4BetterSolutions thinks it’s unwise in this economy.

The levy would raise about $1.2 million annually. The owner of a house valued at $200,000 would pay an additional $10 per year.

The tax increase is “excessive and unnecessary,” [treasurer Cindy Land] said, especially given it comes at a time when “our community is cutting back on everything else, including public safety, health and compassionate

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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