21 Dec

Where Can the Homeless Go? P...

Shelter space can be used effectively by tracking and reporting vacancies If a homeless person asks you to find them shelter space, could you do it? It’s harder than you think. That’s because Portland lacks a key piece of a shelter sys...

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16 Dec

Oregon ratepayers need relie...

By Rachel Dawson As government-imposed shutdowns continue, more Oregonians are struggling to pay their electricity bills. Portland General Electric reported in June that arrears (when payment is 31 days past due or more) were up 41% co...

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Oregon ratepayers need relief. Ending the Public Purpose Charge can help-cm
14 Dec

Who Will Pay the Bills When ...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. This week, the U.K. became the first western nation to vaccinate its residents against COVID-19. The recipient, a 91-year-old retired shop clerk, voiced relief, “I can finally look forward to spending time with my...

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09 Dec

TriMet’s Zombie Light Rail P...

By John A. Charles, Jr. President Trump is not the only one refusing to accept election results. The general manager of TriMet, Doug Kelsey, is claiming that the $3 billion Tigard light rail project is still alive, even though Portland...

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07 Dec

Oregon Legislators should th...

By Rachel Dawson Do you want to enjoy a drink but don’t feel safe sitting in a bar? If you live in one of the many states that have allowed “cocktails to-go” since the beginning of the pandemic (including our neighbors in California...

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Oregon Legislators should throw restaurants and bars a lifeline by legalizing “cocktails to-go”-cm
04 Dec

Comments on the Elliott Stat...

John A. Charles, Jr.President & CEOCascade Policy InstituteNovember 29, 2020 Below is a summary and discussion of Cascade's comments on the draft Elliott State Research Forest proposal, which can be found here. Summary The ES...

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03 Dec

Electricity Ratepayers Need ...

December 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts:John A. Charles, Jr.Office: (503) 242-0900Mobile: (503) 459-3727john@cascadepolicy.orgRachel DawsonOffice: (503) 242-0900Mobile: (971) 221-3810rachel@cascadepolicy.org Today, ...

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Electricity Ratepayers need tax relief now-cm