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kgw: Novick floats idea of sales tax instead of street fee

June 6, 2014 |, Ore. – As if the discussion of a street fee to fix Portland’s huge backlog of transportation woes hasn’t been interesting enough, now city leaders say they will discuss the idea of a sales tax.

Oregon has no state sales tax; voters have turned it down nine times at the ballot. No city in the state has an across-the-board sales tax that includes anything but unprepared foods.

Still, the city council voted 4-1 in favor of allowing the discussion of alternatives to a street fee, including a sales tax. READ FULL ARTICLE