Author: sarah ross

Lisa Graham Keegan discusses the importance of school choice

Cascade Policy Institute sat down with former Arizona school chief and national school choice advocate Lisa Graham Keegan to talk about how she became a supporter of educational freedom and why it’s important for our children.

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Kathryn Hickok talks about the first amendment fight to serve

We sat down with our Publications Director Kathryn Hickok to discuss her latest commentary, This First Amendment Fight Is for Freedom to Serve, where she discusses the threat to religious freedom from a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate.

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Bill Post interviews Sarah Ross on the role of government

Cascade Communications Coordinator Sarah Ross speaks with KYKN talk show host Bill Post about the role of government and the latest commentary from Steve Buckstein, Oregon’s Budget Transformation.

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Bill Post interviews Sarah Ross on a need for competition in education

KYKN radio host, Bill Post spoke with Cascade Communications Coordinator Sarah Ross on Thursday to discuss the evolution of technology and a need for competition in education.

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Kathryn Hickok interviewed on the value of motherhood

We sat down with Cascade’s Publications Director, Kathryn Hickok, to discuss her latest commentary, “Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing.”

Click here to read her commentary.

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Sarah Ross talks with Bill Post about Oregon’s slipping economic outlook

In her first weekly interview on the Bill Post Show, Cascade’s communications coordinator Sarah Ross talked with Bill about Oregon’s slipping economic outlook and the benefits of a right-to-work system.

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Steve Buckstein explains Oregon’s slipping economic outlook

We sat down with Cascade’s senior policy analyst, Steve Buckstein, to talk about his latest commentary describing Oregon’s falling on the Rich States, Poor States rankings.

The ranking system looks at the economic outlook for each state based on policies controlled by state legislators, not the national or world economy.

Read his commentary here.

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Steve Buckstein is interviewed about his latest commentary "Do You Feel Exploited by Apple?"

In his latest commentary, Do You Feel Exploited by Apple?, Steve Buckstein asked a group of students if they felt exploited by Apple after buying Apple products. They didn’t because they chose to make those purchases.

See how Steve relates this choice to a need for competition in public education.

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Introducing the Rural Freedom Project

Check out this introduction to Cascade’s video series, the Rural Freedom Project, highlighting the search for freedom in rural Oregon.

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Eric Fruits discusses how a Right to Work law would benefit Oregon

Dr. Eric Fruits, Ph.D., sits down with the Cascade Policy Institute to discuss his latest study on how a Right to Work law would be advantageous for Oregonians.

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Oregon Politico Officially Launches

Sarah Ross
Cascade Commentary

Oregon Politico Officially Launches

By Sarah Ross

Oregon Politico, the sister news site of Cascade Policy, has officially launched.

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Not a Carbon-Free Breeze

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Why are Governor Ted Kulongoski and the Oregon Legislature spending millions of dollars pursuing what could prove to be carbon-emitting energy? While Oregon’s commercialization of wind power may appear to be carbon-free, it can bring a hidden carbon footprint.
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Oregon’s Energy-Inefficient “Green Revolution”

Sarah RossCascade Commentary
Summary: With huge subsidies coming from the federal and state governments to prop up inefficient forms of energy production, scientists and entrepreneurs are less likely to produce new, more efficient energy forms. In addition, the massive influx of regulations supported by environmentalists inhibits new energy forms from competing in the market. These factors prevent new sources of energy from coming onto the grid and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in increased energy costs. (more…)

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The Great Taxation of ’09

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With the recent dismissal of the Oregon legislative session, Oregonians have ended up with three things: taxes, taxes, and more taxes. The legislature raised taxes by over $1 billion this year by increasing the income tax on the wealthiest Oregonians and by raising the corporate income tax. Legislative leaders have claimed that these tax burdens on the state’s job creators will help create long-term jobs throughout the state. In reality, the loss of Oregon jobs and businesses is apt to be unfathomable. (more…)

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