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Universal Preschool Measure Passes, Meaning New Income Tax For Multnomah County’s Highest Earners

Multnomah County’s highest earners will foot the bill for a universal preschool system that prioritizes access for Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, as voters supported the measure.

The county-backed Preschool For All initiative won majority support in partial returns, with 64.2% of voters backing it as of 9:50 p.m.

The preschool measure is a 1.5% tax on incomes of more than $125,000 per year and joint filings topping $250,000.

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