Recent Publications

If the state loses $1.4 billion for schools and nobody notices, did it really happen?

John Charles | March 30, 2015
The Oregon legislature is in the midst of its biennial quest for more public school funding. Advocates are so desperate for cash that they are ...  read more

TriMet’s Great Disappearing Act

John Charles | March 18, 2015
During the 2003 session of the Oregon State Legislature, TriMet sought an increase in the regional payroll tax rate. In public testimony, TriMet General Manager ...  read more

Proposed Tobacco Tax Increase Will Simply Encourage More Smuggling

John Charles | February 25, 2015
State legislatures across the country have piled on the tobacco taxes over the past decade. Not surprisingly, this has created a growing problem of tobacco ...  read more
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Video

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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Audio

TriMet’s Great Disappearing Act

During the 2003 session of the Oregon State Legislature, TriMet sought an increase in the regional payroll tax rate. In public testimony, TriMet General Manager ... read more

Proposed Tobacco Tax Increase Will Simply Encourage More Smuggling

State legislatures across the country have piled on the tobacco taxes over the past decade. Not surprisingly, this has created a growing problem of tobacco ... read more
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