02 Nov

Metro Should Let Transit Cus...

By Justus Armstrong ABC’s Shark Tank may be coming to the Portland region—not in the form of a reality TV special, but as a taxpayer-funded project that positions the Metro regional government to act as a venture capital firm. Rather th...

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31 Oct

Another Tax Increase from Ka...

By John A. Charles, Jr. Governor Kate Brown’s top health care administrator is requesting that the legislature increase taxes on beer, wine, cider, cigarettes, cigars, and vaping pens. If approved, the taxes would result in $784 million...

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24 Oct

Metro’s Bond Measure 26-199 ...

By Miranda Bonifield Metro claims Measure 26-199 is designed to address affordable housing, but the 652.8 million dollar bond measure raises taxes for homeowners without ensuring that it will accomplish its goals. Metro claims these ...

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19 Oct

Is Oregon’s Department of Ju...

By Justus Armstrong Last June, former Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick was hired by the Oregon Department of Justice as a Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG). What many Oregonians may not know is that his entire salary is b...

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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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