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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July Minimum Wage Increase Means Maximum Uncertainty

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By Cooper Conway On July 1st, the Portland area’s minimum wage will increase from $12.50 per hour to $13.25. ...

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Supreme Court Upholds Parents’ Right to Choose Religious Schools

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By Kathryn Hickok The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 30 in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that stat...

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You can count on the “Every Mile Counts” plan to make life costlier for Oregonians

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By Rachel Dawson Governor Kate Brown took carbon policy into her own hands earlier this year after the failur...

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OLCC Provides a Silver Lining in COVID-19 Recovery

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By Vlad Yurlov Alcohol-lovers may have a reason for a toast. Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission is taking ste...

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