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Cogen Says Multnomah County Could Levy 50¢ Cigarette Tax

If the Legislature passes HB 2870 giving cigarette taxing authority to counties, the Multnomah County Chair told the Senate Finance Committee that Oregon’s most populous county would consider raising taxes by a half dollar.


April 30, 2013 — Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen told the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee on Monday that the state’s biggest county would consider a 50¢ cigarette tax if the state allows counties to collect their own tobacco tax.

Southeast Health Center Reopening Represents 'Triumph of Can-Do Attitude Over Austerity,' Says Jeff Cogen

The county has been able to reinvest in the clinic due in part to partnerships with CareOregon, Kaiser and Providence

April 20, 2013 – Nine years ago, the Multnomah County Health Department's Southeast Health Center – situated at the intersection of Southeast Powell and 34th Avenue – fell prey to a series of drastic cuts to county-funded services – keeping dental care services but sending patients elsewhere for county services.

Now it's back.

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