Recent Publications

Report Shows Oregon Public Employment Contracts Are a Ticking Time Bomb

John Charles | January 27, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Policy Institute today announced the release of a new report showing that Oregon public employers have more than $2.6 billion in ...  read more

Equal Outcome Is the Wrong Goal

John Charles | January 14, 2015
In Governor Kitzhaber’s final inaugural address this week, he focused on the themes of equality and community. Specifically, he wants to reduce the gap between ...  read more

No Wonder Portland Can’t Afford to Maintain Streets

John Charles | December 31, 2014
The Portland City Council seems determined to raise taxes to pay for street maintenance. But the City doesn’t have a revenue shortage problem; it has ...  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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Audio

Equal Outcome Is the Wrong Goal

In Governor Kitzhaber’s final inaugural address this week, he focused on the themes of equality and community. Specifically, he wants to reduce the gap between ... read more

No Wonder Portland Can’t Afford to Maintain Streets

The Portland City Council seems determined to raise taxes to pay for street maintenance. But the City doesn’t have a revenue shortage problem; it has ... read more
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