Metro’s Priorities Don’t Match Yours

By John A. Charles, Jr. The Portland regional government known as Metro recently published the results of a poll regarding the most important issue...

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A Done Deal and a Bad Deal: Why Rent Control Won’t Solve the Housing Crisis

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Oregon will soon be the first state to have a statewide rent control program. Last week, in my first week at Cascade Policy I...

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Cap and Trade in Oregon: All Pain, No Gain

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. The Oregon legislature is expected to pass a carbon cap-and-trade bill this session. While there is some agreement that cl...

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Portland Economist Eric Fruits Joins Cascade Policy Institute as Vice President of Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. 503-242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org Portland, OR – Eric Fruits, Ph.D. joined Ca...

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Rent Control Is a Steal

By Miranda Bonifield Remember that emotional final episode of the now-classic sitcom Friends? As the group reminisces about the New York apartment ...

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How Ride Hailing Services Can Complement Bus and Rail—and Save TriMet Money

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. After teaching an evening class at Portland State University, I walked up to the kiosk showing TriMet arrival times. My bus w...

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What’s at the Root of Oregon’s Rock-Bottom Graduation Rate?

By Kathryn Hickok Last week the National Foundation for Education Statistics released the 2017 high school graduation rates for all fifty states. O...

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Education Savings Accounts: Fiscal Analysis of a Proposed Universal ESA in Oregon

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Executive Summary Education Savings Accounts deposit a percentage of the funds that the state would otherwise spend to edu...

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More Money for Schools Is Meaningless Without Controlling PERS Costs

By John A. Charles, Jr. Several members of the Portland Public Schools Community Budget Review Committee recently co-authored an essay entitled, “T...

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Press Release: Hillsboro CPA and Former Oregon State Legislator Katie Eyre Joins Cascade Policy Institute Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. 503-242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org Portland, OR – Katie Eyre was recently elected ...

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