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A sales tax could cost Oregon jobs

December 17, 2002 0

Oregonians have nixed a sales tax nine times at the ballot box, yet…

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An emerging consensus on school spending

December 10, 2002 0

The intellectual debate about school spending in Oregon is coming to a close….

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Metro "faithful" lose their religion

December 3, 2002 0

Portland’s regional government, Metro, is held up as a national model for how…

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Have a prosperous New Year

December 1, 2002 0

Here’s wishing everyone a prosperous New Year. That’s not a trite phrase; it’s…

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A Thanksgiving story to celebrate

November 26, 2002 0

Most children are taught that Thanksgiving celebrates the Pilgrims’ first harvest and their…

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Temporary is a long-time in government-speak

November 19, 2002 0

During the last session Oregon legislators created the current budget shortfall. They added…

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Improving Oregon’s budget and business climate

November 12, 2002 0

Now that Oregon has a new governor-elect, speculation begins about how he will…

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To reduce the influence of money, limit government’s power

November 5, 2002 0

Every now and then we hear the call for taxpayer-funded political campaigns at…

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Majority vote does not change wrong into right

October 29, 2002 0

A sign in a government community center reads, “Exercise your freedom and vote!”…

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Flaws in education reform exposed

October 22, 2002 0

Discontent with Oregon’s education reform is now coming from new areas. Recently the…

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