Another lawsuit filed over the way companies are passing the costs of the Portland Clean Energy Fund onto consumers.
AT&T is exempt from the new Clean Energy tax, but was charging customers for it.
Cellphone providers are exempt from the tax. The charges are unwarranted.
They say collection is confusing, and they want out.
Last week, we wrote about how a new tax on corporations for the Portland Clean Energy Fund will increase Portlanders’ trash bills (“Garbage Tax,” WW, June 26, 2019).
A fight under way in City Hall could determine whether the cost of affordable housing and schools rises.
The city’s attorneys and bureaucrats say the measure was clear. It did not exempt construction companies and they have no choice but to abide by the will of voters.