Alliance raises concerns about Portland State University’s proposed payroll tax



Alliance raises concerns about Portland State University’s proposed payroll tax

The Alliance has a long history of supporting PSU and funding for post-secondary education statewide, but believes higher education is a state program and funding should be determined on a statewide basis, not regionally.
The Alliance has expressed concerns about a proposed region wide payroll tax to raise funds for Portland State University. The Alliance has a long history of supporting PSU and funding for post-secondary education statewide, but believes higher education is a state program and funding should be determined on a statewide basis, not regionally. The tax would be created through an initiative proposal within the Metro boundary, and would be expected to amount to one-tenth of 1 percent of payroll region wide. The Alliance is urging PSU to slow down the tax proposal and work in partnership with the Alliance on an alternative plan that can be broadly supported.