Measure 26-48 is a three-year, 1.25% income tax for Multnomah County residents that:
Provides Funding for Schools:
-Restores funding towards a full school year for all students in Multnomah County public schools. Funds will be distributed fairly to all local school district on a per-pupil basis.
-Prevents the loss of teaching positions. Without Measure 26-48, 600 teachers would be lost in Portland Public Schools alone.
-Reduces class sizes.
-Provides a challenging and varied curriculum to prepare students for college and the workplace.
Protects Seniors and the Disabled :
-Restores prescription drug relief for medically needy seniors who cannot afford the drugs needed to stay alive.
-Restores crisis treatment and medication for poor residents with severe mental illness that poses a danger to themselves or others.
-Restores funding for Oregon Project Independence, for seniors to continue living independently, instead of being forced into nursing homes.
Restores Public Safety
-Prevents the early release of convicted prisoners.
-Re-hires Sheriff's Deputies.
Ballots have been sent out. Last Day to Vote is May 20
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