17 Oct

Watch “School Choice Changes...

By Steve Buckstein On September 25, Cascade Policy Institute and its School Choice for Oregon project hosted a live audience event in downtown Portland, “School Choice Changes Lives!” Designed to attract an online audience and social...

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10 Oct

Electric Buses: Another Cost...

By John A. Charles, Jr. The TriMet Board recently approved a plan to replace its entire fleet with battery-electric buses (BEBs) by 2040. If implemented, this will cost taxpayers $553 million more than buying diesel buses. It might b...

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04 Oct

Kate Brown’s Environmental S...

By John A. Charles, Jr. Governor Kate Brown has announced a legislative proposal that she claims is necessary to “resist” the Trump administration’s changes to federal environmental regulations. While this bit of showmanship will pla...

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03 Oct

Oregon Parents Need More Opt...

By Miranda Bonifield For students born with learning disorders like dyslexia, learning to read without a specialized program is an incredibly difficult task. Instead of being a satisfying challenge, it becomes a demoralizing chore. C...

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18 Sep

Can School Choice Change Liv...

By Steve Buckstein Can School Choice Change Lives? Join Cascade Policy Institute and SchoolChoiceforOregon.com the evening of Tuesday, September 25th for a Live Stream Facebook event featuring two prominent national School Choice expert...

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18 Sep

The Kicker Debate Continues...

By Steve Buckstein Because of Oregon’s recent and projected strong economy, a personal “kicker” tax refund of $686 million is projected to go out in the first half of 2020. This would be the second-largest kicker amount in the state’s h...

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12 Sep

Better Forest Management Can...

By Justus Armstrong Wildfires in Oregon this summer have burned thousands of acres, resulting in hazardous air quality conditions and the evacuation of hundreds. As our firefighters face these fires, it’s important to examine the polici...

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