14 Jan

Measure 28: No cure for Oreg...

Many proponents of Measure 28 advocate it as the key to bolstering Oregon's ailing economy. However, if higher taxes and more government spending were truly the cause of a strong economy, then Oregon would currently enjoy one of the he...

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07 Jan

For a better road system: el...

The Oregon Road User Fee Task Force recently became the object of scorn by media pundits. Why? Because the Task Force recommended that Oregon test a Global Positioning Satellite-based system to collect tolls from motorists, using volun...

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24 Dec

Following New Zealand’...

The New Year brings promise and opportunity for Oregon. Though we face challenges, we can look to New Zealand, a country of similar size and population, for guidance on turning around a wayward economy. The Honorable Maurice P. McTi...

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17 Dec

A sales tax could cost Orego...

Oregonians have nixed a sales tax nine times at the ballot box, yet at the December 9th Oregon Leadership Summit in Portland some business and political leaders were getting ready to try again. They proposed reducing state income taxes...

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10 Dec

An emerging consensus on sch...

The intellectual debate about school spending in Oregon is coming to a close. The numbers and analysis in Cascade's Oregon K-12 Revenue and Expenditures, 1990-2001 were largely confirmed by a report from the Oregon School Board Associa...

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03 Dec

Metro "faithful" l...

Portland's regional government, Metro, is held up as a national model for how to get local governments to work together on such issues as land use planning. But now Metro Executive Mike Burton has proposed expanding the urban growth bo...

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01 Dec

Have a prosperous New Year...

Here's wishing everyone a prosperous New Year. That's not a trite phrase; it's the foundation for our dynamic culture, a clean environment, and more. What would you do if you had more money? You might be able to take your family on ...

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