12 Jun

Oregon Legislator to Oregon ...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. “Let ’em leave. Someone else’ll come in.” That was Oregon state senator James Manning’s response when told that new business taxes will cause some firms to leave the state. Unfortunately, the senator is not alon...

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07 Jun

SW Corridor Project: A Net N...

By John A. Charles, Jr. Portland politicians claim to be concerned about carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. That’s why so many of them support TriMet’s proposed 12-mile light rail line from Portland to Bridgeport Village near ...

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06 Jun

The New Sellwood Bridge: Pro...

By John A. Charles. Jr. Executive Summary Portland has an international reputation for successfully integrating land-use and transportation planning. The primary goals of such planning are to limit the physical size of the city and r...

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06 Jun

Press Release: Multi-year ca...

June 6, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. 503-242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org PORTLAND, OR - Today Cascade Policy Institute released the results of a seven-year case study of the Sellwood Bridge rec...

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05 Jun

Testimony of Kathryn Hickok ...

June 5, 2019 Chair Wagner and Members of the Committee, my name is Kathryn Hickok. I’m Executive Vice President at Cascade Policy Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization. Education Savings Accounts empower parents to cu...

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30 May

Metro Transportation Funding...

By John A. Charles, Jr. At the last meeting, there was a fair amount of discussion about how the proposed bond measure should be structured to reduce GHG emissions from the transportation network. If that is the direction the committ...

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29 May

Taxpayers Should Demand Acco...

By Miranda Bonifield Last November, Metro gained approval from Portland voters to borrow $652 million for low-income public housing projects. In 2020, they’ll ask for $850 million for a light rail project. This year, the regional gov...

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