Today, Americans for Tax Reform announced that Rep. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer, St. Paul, Newberg) will chair the Taxpayer Protection Caucus in the Oregon House of Representatives. The Caucus consists of all signers of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and provides a single voice on tax issues among pro-taxpayer legislators. With the addition of Representative Thatcher, there are now 45 active caucuses in 32 states. From ATR’s press release:
“Kim Thatcher has proved to be a fiscal watchdog and a leading advocate for Oregon taxpayers,” said Kelly Cobb, Oregon state affairs manager for Americans for Tax Reform. “In recent years, policymakers in Salem have pushed for higher and higher taxes, including new taxes on residents and employers this year. As a result, unemployment has reached recordlevels and the state’s economy has been left in shambles."