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Willamette Week: New Street Fee Survey Says: Tax the Rich

July 17, 2014 | City Commissioner Steve Novick has had the city pay for another phone survey—the third this year—trying to find a popular way to raise about $50 million a year to pave Portland streets.
He may have found one: an income tax on the city's richest people.
The survey, conducted last month by Davis, Hibbitts, & Midghall, shows Portlanders clearly favor an income tax that places the biggest burden on people making more than $500,000 a year.
"Portlanders supported, by a margin of 60% to 37%, the idea of an income tax of 1% on incomes above $125,000, 2% on income above $250,000, and 3% on income above $500,000," the survey summary says. READ FULL ARTICLE