Recent Publications

Does PCC-Sylvania Need a Light Rail Tunnel?

Cascade Policy Institute | June 24, 2015
By Emma Newman Metro and TriMet are jointly considering an expansion of the light rail system to PCC-Sylvania in SW Portland, by building a tunnel ...  read more

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

Media Release: The Case of the Disappearing Backyard

John Charles | February 25, 2015
February 25, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. 503-242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Policy Institute today released a report investigating ...  read more
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John Charles discusses the dangers of the Metro regional government

| 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

Steve Buckstein interviewed about his commentary, Oregon’s Budget Transformation

| June 1, 2012
We sat down with Senior Policy Analyst, Steve Buckstein, to talk about government trying to do efficiently that which it shouldn't be doing at all. ... read more

Rural Freedom Project- Juniper Entrepreneur

| May 15, 2012
Gerard Joseph Lebreque talks with Cascade Policy Institute about his struggles with regulations on juniper and his life in rural Oregon. SEE THE VIDEO. read more

The Proper Use of Road Tolling in Oregon

| 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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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

A Prescription for Affordable Housing in Portland

A new issue faces Portland. City Hall is considering waiving development fees for developers of market-rate housing in the Old Town Chinatown district. read more
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