The Region’s New Transfer Station Means Frills and Bills-cm

The Region’s New Transfer Station Means Frills and Bills

By Vlad Yurlov Would you like to have a nice picnic near a garbage dump? How about a meeting? If Metro has its way, these are just some of the fri...

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Portland’s toxic taxes will do little for clean air-cm

Portland’s toxic taxes will do little for clean air

By Rachel Dawson In the middle of a worldwide pandemic that has decimated local businesses, Portland is proposing millions of dollars in new taxes...

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Oregon’s new cigarette taxes will hurt, not help, low-income residents-cm

Oregon’s new cigarette taxes will hurt, not help, low-income residents

By Rachel Dawson Oregon couldn’t let a new year commence without the rollout of a new tax increase. Voters passed Measure 108 last year which i...

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Employers Are Left With the Bill After Lockdowns-cm

Employers Are Left With the Bill After Lockdowns

By Vlad Yurlov When businesses fail, they shut down. But when the government shuts down businesses, it simply increases taxes. More than 85% of Or...

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Portland Has Highest Income Taxes in the U.S. Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth-cm

Portland Has Highest Income Taxes in the U.S.: Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. This year, Oregon passed a major milestone. In 2020, Portland became the city with the highest personal income taxes in the ...

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Where Can the Homeless Go. Portland Still Doesn’t Know-cm

Where Can the Homeless Go? Portland Still Doesn’t Know

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 i...

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

Oregon ratepayers need relief. Ending the Public Purpose Charge can help.

By Rachel Dawson As government-imposed shutdowns continue, more Oregonians are struggling to pay their electricity bills. Portland General Electri...

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Who Will Pay the Bills When the Pandemic Ends-cm

Who Will Pay the Bills When the Pandemic Ends?

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-ol...

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TriMet Zombie Light Rail Project-cm

TriMet’s Zombie Light Rail Project

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 cl...

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

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

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 “co...

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