Portland may outlaw cabby kickbacks to doormen

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Some cabbies in Portland say they're losing fares to other cabbies who tip hotel doormen.

The city's Private For-Hire Transportation Board of Review votes Wednesday on whether to ban the practice. If it passes it would go to the city council for a vote in September. Violators could face a $1,500 fine.

The Oregonian reports few cabbies or doormen admit to the practice but all said it's common knowledge.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com