Portland State University's ballot measure meets the constitutional requirements to appear before voters in November — a Multnomah County Circuit judge has ruled.
The Portland Business Alliance had filed a challenge to the $35 million ballot initiative, arguing it failed to meet the constitutional requirement of being a single issue.
The measure would institute a payroll tax on metro-area businesses to pay for scholarships.
But the court battles are ongoing. Both the PBA and the petitioners have challenged the wording of the measure.
"The court is still sorting through the ballot title challenges that we and the proponents filed,"' said PBA President and CEO Sandra McDonough in a statement.
"This is important because the wording on the ballot and the petition must accurately portray what the measure will actually do."