LISTEN IN: What’s behind city of Salem’s move to raise fees and create a new tax

TODAY’S ENGAGING CONVERSATION: Reporter Abbey McDonald explains a proposal by the city of Salem staff to impose a new payroll tax on workers and raise utility fees. City officials say the moves are needed to cover city costs – and expand services. Her original story is HERE. She also reports on a new commitment to commercial air flights in Salem, reported HERE, and the potential for a new wildlife refuge along the Willamette River. That story HERE.


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