25 Mar

Sell government assets for a...

Some assumptions concerning public policy are false. "If government doesn't do it, nobody will" is a particularly pernicious one. This assumption fosters a tendency for government to hoard assets that could be utilized better in private ...

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18 Mar

Legislature should reject Tr...

TriMet, Portland's transit agency, is seeking authorization from the state legislature to raise the tax on workers that funds most of its general operations. But the primary reason for the tax increase request is: TriMet's labor costs ar...

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11 Mar

Remove mandates and health i...

More Oregonians should be able to afford health insurance. To help achieve that goal legislators should repeal onerous mandates and regulations that price insurance out of reach for many. Removing these restrictions would allow individua...

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04 Mar

Don't follow Portland s...

The recent deal between the city, county and school district and teachers' union restored 24 days to the school year, but it is not a model for other cities and school districts to emulate. The city and county's intervention sidetracked ...

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25 Feb

No plan(ners) required...

A Portland newspaper editor recently implored in print, "We need a plan, people, soon." Why just one plan? In Portland, for example, some want tax incentives to attract business, others want more business taxes to fund our schools. Some...

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18 Feb

Don't adopt the "D...

Close on the heels of Measure 28's failure Portland and Multnomah County officials have started dreaming of more creative ways to tax people, rather than live within the means of taxpayers. Specifics about the new taxes are hard to come ...

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11 Feb

Paving the rails with gold...

Since the voter defeat of Measure 28, public officials in the Portland region have proposed numerous emergency tax plans to stave off service cuts such as shortened school years. Oddly, these same elected officials are warmly embracing t...

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