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The lobbying group wanted Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties to spend 75% of the estimated $250 million a year in voter-approved regional tax money for homelessness services to create more temporary emergency shelters and to enforce any anti-camping laws on their books, which would have required increased tent sweeps.

A Multnomah County judge on Monday upheld the Metro regional government’s rejection of a ballot initiative aimed at changing how local governments spend money intended for homelessness services.