A group in Oregon is working to get tax enforcement increased. ("Speaker spills the beans on the way the government collects them," The Daily Astorian, Oct. 4.) With both of our senators on the Senate Finance Committee, where tax policy and tax enforcement policy is written, we should be able to have more effect than citizens in most states.

So far, however, the group has focused on increasing tax enforcement in Oregon by the Oregon Department of Revenue, an effort that was largely curtailed by he banking industry, which clearly wanted the legislation killed. One wonders just what they have to hide.

Tax Fairness Oregon is the Oregon-based tax enforcement citizens group. We welcome others.

JODY WISER

Portland

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