Recent Publications

The Elliott State Forest Should Be an Asset―Not a Liability―for Oregon Schools

John Charles | October 13, 2014
By Jordan Lofthouse, Randy Simmons, and John A. Charles, Jr. With Oregon’s schools constantly facing budget crises, why are our lawmakers missing out on the ...  read more

Time for a “New Business Model” for the Elliott State Forest

John Charles | October 8, 2014
Oregon’s political leaders have the chance to do what they frequently ask of the state legislature: provide more money to Oregon’s schools. So why aren’t ...  read more

Report Shows Possibilities for Elliott State Forest to Make Money for Oregon Schools

John Charles | October 1, 2014
Today, the Cascade Policy Institute released a report analyzing the range of policy options for turning the Elliott State Forest from a liability into an ...  read more
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Forum on the Future of America’s Transportation Infrastructure

John Charles | September 11, 2014
Cascade president and CEO John Charles  presented on the demise of the highway trust fund at a Portland town forum on August 4, 2014. The forum, sponsored ... read more

John Charles discusses the dangers of the Metro regional government

John Charles | February 19, 2014
In December 2013, Cascade President and CEO John A. Charles spoke to the Clackamas County Americans for Prosperity group about the dangers of the Metro ... read more

John Charles Debates Tigard’s Light Rail Ballot Measure

John Charles | February 17, 2014
During January’s Tigard Initiative Public Forum, John Charles debated a Tigard City Counselor on the merits of the Tigard ballot measure that would place restraints ... read more

Legislative Leadership Forum Series 2013

| March 25, 2013
Couldn’t make it to our Legislative Leadership Forum Series in Salem? Watch the video recaps here! Columbia River Crossing Legislative Leadership Forum Cascade President and ... read more
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Time for a “New Business Model” for the Elliott State Forest

Oregon’s political leaders have the chance to do what they frequently ask of the state legislature: provide more money to Oregon’s schools. So why aren’t ... read more

No New Street Fee: City Council Should Approve Street Maintenance from the General Fund

Last week Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick suggested that the City Council approve $7 million in General Fund dollars to help pay for street maintenance. ... read more
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