CASCADE POLICY INSTITUTE

Promoting opportunity for Oregonians

Cascade Policy Institute brings clarity on state and local issues in Oregon, which are often misunderstood through media or party rhetoric. Cascade is not affiliated with any political party or organization. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education organization, Cascade encourages exploration and debate on questions of policy and the role of government in a free society.

Cascade’s mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity. Cascade promotes property rights, incentives, markets and decentralized decision-making.

Cascade advances these values by sharing its research with the public, the media, and state and local lawmakers through publications, educational programs, community forums and special events.

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Cascade’s mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity.

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T2020 is the transportation measure that Metro wants—not Portland residents

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By Rachel Dawson Is it possible to spend billions of dollars on transportation to make congestion worse? Acco...

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Oregon’s population growth: Slow and steady may not win the race

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By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Oregon’s population grew by more than 41,000 residents last year, according to Portland...

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Early Coal Closures Could Spell Trouble for Grid Reliability

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By Rachel Dawson The Northwest Power and Conservation Council regularly assesses the adequacy of our region’s...

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Deal With It—Commuters Need Cars

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By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. How did you get to work today? If you’re like 80% of Portland-area commuters, you rode ...

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