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Metro filed its response to a ballot title challenge brought by opponents of the regional government’s multibillion-dollar tax measure.
The ballot title challenge, which opponents filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court earlier this month, focused on how Metro describes the revenue-raising mechanism, which is a 0.75% tax on payrolls of private employers with 25 or more employees.
Opponents, which include major employers such as Intel and Nike, as well as manhy of the region’s business associations, say the funding mechanism of the transportation measure is a payroll tax and that the ballot language should call it one, rather than referring to it as a “business tax.”
In its Aug. 17 response, Metro rejected that argument.