01 Apr

Online charter school studen...

By Kathryn Hickok If Oregon charter school students can stay at home and stay in school at the same time, shouldn’t they be able to? Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-08, which closed all Oregon public schools due to COVID-19,...

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30 Mar

Small Modular Reactors Are N...

By Rachel Dawson Oregon, it’s about time we talk about nuclear power. No, I don’t mean major reactors like PGE’s decommissioned Trojan Nuclear Plant which shuttered in 1992. Rather, I’m talking about small modular reactors (SMRs) whi...

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24 Mar

The Upcoming PERS Crisis: Th...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Coronavirus has hit the economy hard. Nearly all the stock market gains from the past two or three years have been wiped out. While it’s painful for investors and retirees, it’s likely to fuel the third major PERS ...

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24 Mar

Oregon Can Support Workers b...

By Rachel Dawson Businesses across Oregon are laying off employees and shuttering their doors, triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak and Kate Brown’s executive order requiring social distancing and closing specified businesses. Unemploymen...

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18 Mar

Tax Relief Can Slow the Spre...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. The coronavirus is already taking a toll on our pocketbooks. Families are facing layoffs. Businesses are closing—and some may never reopen. Our elected leaders are urging everyone to do their fair share. Property o...

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09 Mar

Kate Brown is out of touch i...

By Rachel Dawson Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown responded to the Republican walk-out and end of the 2020 legislative short session by saying that she “will be taking executive action to lower our greenhouse gas emissions.” Brown is also “...

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09 Mar

Cascade Policy Institute Ask...

March 9, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. (503) 242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org Portland, OR – Cascade Policy Institute has submitted a letter to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requesting...

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