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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TriMet Drops Ridership Estimate by 13% for Tigard Light Rail

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By John A. Charles, Jr. After eight years of bragging that the proposed light rail line to Tigard would resul...

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Frustrated with Traffic? According to PBOT, That’s Your Problem

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By Rachel Dawson The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), the agency charged with building and maintaini...

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Cascade Policy Institute Raises Concerns Metro Is Flouting Oregon Public Meetings Law

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Transparency is critical as Metro asks voters to trust the agency with billions in new taxes February 11, 202...

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They Always Want More: Voters Face at Least a Half Dozen New Taxes in 2020

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By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. With this year’s “short” session of the legislature, the $700 million a year cap-and-tr...

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