Recent Publications

Press Release: Legal Analysis Finds Land Board in Breach of Trust over Elliott State Forest

John Charles | November 25, 2014
November 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: John A. Charles, Jr. 503-242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org Kathryn Walter 617-519-6168 kwalter@altuslaw.com   PORTLAND, Ore. ― A detailed legal ...  read more

Scare Tactics Not Working in Road Tax Debates

John Charles | November 19, 2014
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently issued a report describing the deteriorating condition of Oregon highways. The authors estimate that the cumulative cost to ...  read more

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
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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

Scare Tactics Not Working in Road Tax Debates

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently issued a report describing the deteriorating condition of Oregon highways. The authors estimate that the cumulative cost to ... read more

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
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