Realtors are bankrolling a measure to ban transfer taxes—and further tie the hands of local government.
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
On a day when millions of Americans are reluctantly paying their taxes, two Portland real estate brokers filed a lawsuit (PDF) against the City of Portland, claiming that a 2008 City ordinance illegally imposed a business license tax on them — and by extension, the 3,000 or so other brokers who do business in Portland. The two, Beth Proctor (who works for Windermere Cronin & Caplan) ...