Recent Publications

Are You Being Scammed on Your Electric Bill?

John Charles | June 13, 2014
During the past decade, it has become popular for individuals, businesses, and universities to brand themselves as “green power” supporters. Some have done this by ...  read more

Testimony to TriMet Board About WES Expansion

John Charles | May 28, 2014
John A. Charles, Jr. presented this testimony to the TriMet Board of Directors on May 28, 2014 with regard to their proposed expansion of the ...  read more

Should Portland Residents Pay Another Fee to Cover Basic Road Maintenance?

John Charles | May 28, 2014
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is proposing a new transportation tax for 2015. He claims this is needed to offset a decline in revenue. However, the ...  read more
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Video

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

The Proper Use of Road Tolling in Oregon

John Charles | April 20, 2012
John Charles presented his views on the proper use of road tolling in Oregon with ODOT’s Long Range Planning Manager,  Robert Maestre, and the Chair of the ... read more
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Audio

Should Portland Residents Pay Another Fee to Cover Basic Road Maintenance?

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is proposing a new transportation tax for 2015. He claims this is needed to offset a decline in revenue. However, the ... read more

There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

Last month, Oregon’s first commercial “wave energy” project near Reedsport was officially abandoned. The lead developer, New Jersey-based Ocean Power Technologies, had been promoting a ... read more
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