Month: February 2011

Todd Hosts Bill Post Part 2 (VIDEO)

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Todd Wynn fills in for Bill Post on Feb 7th, 2011. Guests from this second hour include:

John Audley from the Renewable Northwest Project and Paul Bachman from The Beacon Hill Institute on renewable mandates in Oregon

John Audley from Renewable Northwest Project and Paul Chesser from the American Tradition Institute on renewable mandates in the US

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Steve Buckstein reports from the Stand For Children Rally on Bill Post

Check out Steve Buckstein reporting live from the Stand For Children Rally on Bill Post.

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John Charles on OPB Think Out Loud

Check out John Charles on OPB’s Think Out Loud.

You can listen/download John’s segment on the right, or download the whole show by clicking here.

For more information, visit http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/high-speed-momentum

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Todd Wynn on Bill Post Hour 1 (VIDEO)

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Todd Wynn fills in for Bill Post on Feb 7th, 2011. Guests from this first hour include:

Christina Martin – Cascade Policy Institute – discusses education, school choice, and the upcoming legislative session.

Gus Gates – Surfrider Foundation – discusses the plastic bag ban in Oregon.

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Steve's Testimony before the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue (UPDATED)

Chair Burdick and members of the Committee, my name is Steve Buckstein. I’m Senior Policy Analyst and founder of Cascade Policy Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization based in Portland. Our mission is to promote policies that enhance individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity in Oregon.

As a member of Governor Kulongoski’s Task Force on Comprehensive Revenue Restructuring, I must express reservations about Senate Joint Resolution 26 which seeks to revise the Oregon Constitution in a number of significant ways.

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Don’t Make Nicotine a Prescription Drug

Steve BucksteinCascade Commentary

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by Steve Buckstein

If you thought that nothing could be more hazardous to Oregonians’ health than plastic grocery bags, just wait until the health police make nicotine a prescription drug.

Think I’m kidding? House Bill 2233 is already in the pipeline in Salem. Among other good works, it would classify nicotine, an active ingredient in cigarettes, as a Schedule III controlled substance available only by prescription. It would be a crime to possess nicotine, punishable by up to year in prison, a fine of up to $6,250, or both. And it would be a crime to unlawfully distribute nicotine, with the same punishments.

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Oregon’s K-12 Future Must Include Online Education Options

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According to the College Board, 75% of Oregon schools do not offer Advanced Placement or IB classes in the four core courses: reading, math, science and social studies. Even worse, one in four U.S. high schools do not offer anything above geometry, biology or English. That means one in four high schools do not offer chemistry, physics, algebra II, calculus or even honors English.

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John Charles on OBP’s Think Out Loud Program

John Charles on OBP’s Think Out Loud Program: “High Speed Momentum

When: Monday, February 28 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Where: Click here to listen live on the Internet or learn where to find it on the radio

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Todd debates the bag ban on Populations TV

Todd and Gus Gates of the Surfrider Foundation debate the plastic bag ban on Populations TV.

A special thanks to Jim Winkle and Populations TV

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Christina Martin on Lars Larson

Check out Christina Martin talking education on Lars Larson.

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