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February 19, 2019

Eugene eyes payroll tax for public safety

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council will consider a proposed payroll tax paid by employers and employees that would generate an estimated $22.8 million a year to pay for an expansion of the municipal public safety system.

The Register Guard reports the proposed payroll tax is the recommendation of an advisory committee asked by the council to identity long-term funding to bolster staffing and beds at the police department, municipal court, jail and through homeless outreach.

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