29 Aug

Stop Raising Rents in Portla...

By Micah Perry On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, the Portland City Council passed yet another ordinance that will harm the housing market in the city. Landlords will now be required to register all their rental units with the city and pay a...

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21 Aug

The Government-Sanctioned Ca...

By Vlad Yurlov Governments often try to pat themselves on the back. The minimum wage has long been a tool for this. As I began my trek from Foster Road to Oaks Park Way in 2015, I couldn’t wait to earn my own money! The minimum wage was...

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20 Aug

Congestion Pricing in Portla...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. “Good in theory, bad in practice.” Sure, it’s a cliché, but it’s a cliché because so often it’s true. It looks to be especially true regarding congestion pricing in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Department o...

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15 Aug

Metro: Where Temporary Means...

By Rachel Dawson Milton Friedman once famously said that “nothing is more permanent than a temporary government program.” If Friedman were currently living in Portland, Oregon, it is likely he would instead be saying “nothing is more pe...

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14 Aug

Portland’s City Council Want...

By Micah Perry The Portland City Council recently passed a new ordinance that will require landlords to register all of their rental units with the city and pay a $60 yearly registration fee per unit. While regulated affordable housi...

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07 Aug

Oregon Distilleries Deserve ...

By Helen Cook How much would you be willing to pay in taxes for your local business? Thirty-three percent of total sales from Oregon distilleries currently goes to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. This means, on average, that th...

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02 Aug

Think TriMet’s New Electric ...

By Rachel Dawson TriMet unveiled five new battery-electric buses (BEBs) in April 2019, the sides of which all donned images of windmills and sweeping gusts of wind. The BEBs each cost around $1 million, nearly twice as much as a traditi...

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