What’s Better for Low-Skilled Workers: Higher Minimum Wages or Lower Taxes?

By Kathryn Hickok What’s better for welfare recipients and low-skilled workers: a higher minimum wage, or a larger Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?...

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Amateur Hour at the State Land Board

By John A. Charles, Jr. Oregon owns 1.5 million acres of School Trust Lands that must be managed for the benefit of public education. When profits ...

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End PERS—For a Day!

By Steve Buckstein Most Oregonians know that our state’s Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is some $25 billion to $50 billion under water. ...

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TriMet Shows Pension Reform Is Possible

By Scott Shepard and John A. Charles, Jr. The Oregon legislature recently adjourned its 2018 session and once again took no action to reduce the lo...

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In 9 Years, WES Hasn’t Decreased Westside Congestion

By John A. Charles, Jr. February marked the nine-year anniversary of the Westside Express Service (WES), the commuter rail line that runs from Wils...

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WES at 9: Time to Admit the Mistake

By John A. Charles, Jr. February marked the nine-year anniversary of the Westside Express Service (WES), the 14.7-mile commuter rail line that runs...

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TriMet Shows Public Pension Reform Is Possible

By John A. Charles, Jr. The Oregon legislature recently adjourned and once again took no action to reduce the unfunded liabilities of the Oregon Pu...

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Study: School Trust income would go up by 600% if lands were sold

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. 503-242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Policy Institute relea...

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Oregon Small Businesses Deserve the Tax Break They Expected

By Steve Buckstein While most Americans are reaping the benefits of the recent federal income tax cut, the Oregon legislature has just passed SB 15...

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Time to Decentralize Oregon’s Education Reform Efforts

By Kathryn Hickok and Steve Buckstein Three years ago, Oregon state government killed off what should have been the last of three big education ref...

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