Category Archives: Tax and Budget
With only three patrol officers covering 16,042 square miles of a rural Southern Oregon county, law enforcement can respond only “to life-threatening calls.” For lesser crimes, citizens could find themselves on their own. In May 2012, severe budget problems in … Continue reading
Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein talked with legislators in Salem this week about the need to reform the TriMet transit agency and why Oregon voters are wary of instituting a sales tax. On Monday, John Charles testified before the … Continue reading
While much of the media this week focused on gun control bills, Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein brought attention to government spending, marijuana, and the “Tax That Won’t Die,” aka the Oregon Public Purpose Charge. On Monday, John Charles … Continue reading
We are a month and a half into Oregon’s 2013 legislative session. Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein are in the capitol several days each week, bringing free-market and fiscally responsible perspectives to issues before numerous committees. On Tuesday, Steve … Continue reading
Two of Oregon’s top private economists, and Cascade authors, have now produced a national publication which debunks seven popular tax myths commonly used by advocates of higher taxes. Dr. Randall Pozdena and Dr. Eric Fruits discuss the following seven myths … Continue reading
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler has proposed that the state obligate its citizens to repaying hundreds of millions of dollars in General Obligation bonds to subsidies student higher education costs. Below is the prepared testimony that I gave to a House … Continue reading
Just months after the release of Cascade Policy Institute’s StatusQuoLobby.com webpage, the Moving Picture Institute and Reason.tv have created a video which vividly explains the relationship between teachers unions and politics. Illustrating how a great increase in per student spending … Continue reading
By Eric Revell As the state of Oregon struggles to turn the corner and put itself on a path to economic recovery, impediments to economic revitalization must be removed. Oregon’s overall tax burden is among the highest in the country, … Continue reading
Check out this video from Government Gone Wild that talks about the growth of government even during the recent recession. Do government employees have their own special interests when it comes to the size of government?
Thanks to everyone who came and helped us celebrate Milton Friedman’s 99th birthday. Look forward to seeing you all next year for 100!