PSU payroll tax plan pushes ahead

The Multnomah County Circuit Court approved the proposal’s ballot language; dismisses challenge from the Portland Business Alliance.

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The court ruling means campaign organizers may now start collecting signatures to put the payroll tax on the ballot in November. Supporters need 34,164 signatures by July 26.

“It’s full steam ahead,” said Karen Pelland, spokeswoman for the Yes for PSU campaign. “We’re committed to making this a reality.”

The campaign will hold an all-day signature gathering event May 10 on the PSU campus. Pelland said the goal is to secure 5,000 valid signatures in the next three weeks. The campaign plans to use both paid and volunteer signature gatherers to meet its goal.

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