Burying a Tax Idea

Realtors are bankrolling a measure to ban transfer taxes—and further tie the hands of local government.

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It’s not every day a special-interest group raises nearly $800,000 to wage a campaign to ban something that’s already illegal.  But that’s the situation with a proposed 2012 initiative ca   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

High-School Redesign? Check. PPS Transfer Policy? Next.

Members of the Portland School Board voted 5-2 last night to approve PPS's resolution on high schools. But during almost three hours of testimony that ended about 11:30 pm, talk kept coming back to Portland Public Schools' longstanding policy of letting students transfer to different neighborhood schools. The transfer policy was held out as a crucial component of PPS's "school choice" ethos, ...   More
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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