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Tax groups: companies hiding donations

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pro-ballot-measure groups accuse large businesses of hiding donations through groups like the Portland Business Alliance as Oregon gears up for a tax measure vote in January.

Supporters of Measures 66 and 67 say $300,000 of the $1.5 million the opposition has raised came through organizations like the PBA and Associated Oregon Industries. And now they are hinting there could be a false-name law violation.

“It seems clear these guys know their participation in this campaign could anger their customers,” Kevin Looper, director of Vote Yes for Oregon told Nigel Jaquiss of Willamette Week. “They are trying to actively conceal the source of money going into the ‘no’ side of these measures.”

Do you consider this an ethical approach or a shifty tactic?

Read the full report at Willamette Week.

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