17 Jul

You and Your Car: Portland P...

By Micah Perry Driving around Portland could get a lot more expensive. The Portland City Council just passed a resolution to create an “equitable mobility task force” to study how imposing steep new fees on city drivers could reduce con...

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12 Jul

Congestion by Design on the ...

By John A. Charles, Jr. Portland-area motorists who have to regularly cross the Sellwood Bridge may wonder why the new structure is twice as wide as the 1925 bridge, yet has the same number of travel lanes. The answer is simple. Portlan...

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10 Jul

Fresh Spinach for Indifferen...

By Helen Cook When did you last hear a child profess his love for spinach? Oregon’s Farm-to-School program awards grants to school districts across Oregon to give them the funds needed to purchase fresh foods from local farms and ven...

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04 Jul

Portland’s Clean Energy Tax:...

By Rachel Dawson In January 2019 the City of Portland implemented a voter-approved a 1% tax on certain “retail sales” within Portland to fund clean energy projects and jobs training. This tax will be applied to retailers with $1 billion...

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03 Jul

Public Debt for Public Housi...

By Vlad Yurlov In the 2018 general election, voters approved a bond measure that enabled Metro to borrow about $652 million for low-income public housing in the tri-county area. This money will be given out to localities within Metro. W...

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26 Jun

Portland’s Ill-Considered Cl...

By Micah Perry Last fall, Portland voters approved a new 1% tax on large retailers to help the city achieve the goals of its Climate Action Plan. This measure has had serious consequences for Portland businesses. Before the vote, pro...

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19 Jun

Metro Wants More Money—For P...

By Helen Cook How much would you be willing to spend to buy parkland that would ban your dog? Metro hopes Portland area taxpayers will spend $475 million to buy land kept from public use for many years. That’s the purpose of a Metro ...

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