Judge weighing legality of Metro's homeless tax collection rules

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A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge is considering the legality of the rules adopted by Metro to collect its new income tax for homeless services.

Judge Steffan Alexander held a remote hearing on Metro's request to validate its collection rules Friday, May 21. The legality of the rules has been challenged by a coalition of businesses and business organizations because they are different than those approved by Oregon to collect state income taxes.