At least it seems to be in Portland Oregon! The city is set to advance an initiative to the November ballot that would impose a one percent gross receipts surcharge on businesses with more than $1 billion in national revenue and over $500,000 revenue within the city. The city council is currently debating whether to enact the measure directly or send the Gross Receipts Tax on to the ballot. The initiative provides for the creation of a Clean Energy Fund that would control the collection and distribution of the $30 million in projected revenue from the surcharge. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has said he opposes the initiative despite supporting the broader cause of clean energy, contends that housing, homelessness and education are higher priorities for the city at this time.