Tennessee’s New Education Savings Account Law Puts More Parents in the “Driver’s Seat” of Their Kids’ Education

By Kathryn Hickok This month Tennessee enacted a new Education Savings Account (ESA) law for its state’s K-12 students. The law creates the second ...

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Why Record-Breaking Revenues Aren’t Enough

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. This week, Oregon is facing a one-day teacher strike, with educators demanding more money for schools. Also this week, the le...

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May 8 Should Be Declared “Fix PERS Now Day”

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. The Oregon Education Association is organizing a statewide walk-out May 8 related to what it says is inadequate school fundin...

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Florida Legislature Gives 18,000 More Children the Chance for a Great Education

By Kathryn Hickok This week, the Florida legislature passed a bill that would create a scholarship program for lower-income families called the Fam...

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A Trio of Terrible Bills for Oregon Employers

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Apparently, there is no limit to the Oregon legislature’s disdain for businesses and other employers. This disdain is demonst...

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Wind Energy is Just Hot Air

By Miranda Bonifield TriMet recently announced its first “zero-emission” bus is ready to roll, claiming that wind-powered buses are cleaner and eas...

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There’s No Such Thing As a Free Government

By Miranda Bonifield April 16 was the first day of 2019 where the money Americans have earned finally exceeded the portion of our income dedicated ...

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Testimony Before the Joint Subcommittee on Capital Construction HB 5005

By John A. Charles, Jr. Members of the subcommittee, my name is John Charles and I am President and CEO of Cascade Policy Institute, a nonpartisan ...

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Road Widening, Congestion Pricing Can Improve Metro-Area Drive Times

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. I’ve got a big family, which means we do a lot of laundry. With our old appliances, we were doing a load a day and there was ...

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Portland’s Affordable Housing Bond: Nothing for Money

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Remember that song about getting money for nothing? In Portland, it’s the opposite. We’re getting nothing for money. This ...

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