The Columbia River Crossing Takes Another Blow

Early in comedian Steve Martin’s career, while he was still performing on Saturday Night Live he created a bit that has become part of cultural history: “You say, Steve, how can I be a millionaire and never pay taxes?” Martin’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Leadership, Liberalism, Oregon Government, Portland Politics, Public Transportation | 423 Comments

IT’S ALIVE! 5 things to know about the CRC

by Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog The replacement bridge from Portland to Vancouver, also known as the Columbia River Crossing, won’t die. Despite opposition from all sides and a lack of funding from Washington state, Oregon’s governor and proponents of the project are just not willing to let … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:51 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Gov. Kitzhaber | 546 Comments

Moving Forward from the Columbia River Crossing

By Kevin Sharp With the recent suspension of the Columbia River Crossing project, people are already asking, “What should replace it?” The answer, at least for right now, is, “Nothing.” While it is frustrating that the government spent $170 million … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:21 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Transportation | Tagged , , , | 894 Comments

Rumors of the Demise of the Columbia River Crossing Project Are Premature

The Oregonian carried a story on July 1 regarding the “demise” of the Columbia River Crossing project: “Columbia River Crossing managers will begin closing the project today, ending assignments for 96 government workers and consultants in a Vancouver office. “Opponents … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Government Waste, Liberalism, Portland Politics, Public Employee Unions | 13 Comments

Better alternative to CRC: Third Bridge

by Ron Swaren The “Third Bridge” from Portland to Vancouver most commonly refers to a concept also called “The Western Arterial.”  It is also called the “Port-to-Port” bridge, and was analyzed as an alternative by the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:17 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Transportation | 3,666 Comments

New twist on CRC project: hemp bridge

by NW Spotlight The controversial Columbia River Crossing project has just taken a strange new twist. A new plan has emerged to build a hemp bridge to replace the current I-5 bridge. The new plan came from U.S. Rep. Suzanne … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:30 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing | 6 Comments

Where’s the Secret Tax for the I-5 Bridge Proposal?

On Monday, the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 2800, the new Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement Proposal (otherwise known as the Columbia River Crossing), which now goes to Governor Kitzhaber for his signature. Despite its passage, the I-5 bridge plan is … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged , , , , | 1,836 Comments

Sen. Doug Whitsett: Concerns with the CRC

by Sen. Doug Whitsett There is little doubt that something needs to be done to improve traffic flow on Interstate 5 across the Columbia River. The current levels of traffic congestion, delays and the number of vehicle crashes are unacceptable. The … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, OR 77th Legislative Session, Public Transportation, Transportation | 8 Comments

CRC: Sacrifices real solution for sake of light rail

Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) To expand light rail that most don’t want, CRC won’t solve real problem and will incur future debt and give us a toll bridge This week the Oregon House passed HB 2800, which is the bonding bill … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:38 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 23 Comments

Brent Barton goes missing on critical CRC vote

Oregon City, OR – Clackamas County Republicans yesterday raised questions about the absence of Rep. Brent Barton (D-Oregon City) on a key vote to authorize the $3 Billion Columbia River Crossing project.  Considering the project’s significance to ClackamasCounty, Republicans say … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:19 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 9 Comments

CRC Radio Ad Blast: Dem Jefferson Smith & GOP Katie Eyre

Columbia River Crossing (CRC) Radio Ad Blast: Dem Jefferson Smith & GOP Katie  Eyre A radio ad campaign has started against the Columbia River Crossing Bridge.  Amazingly it features former Democrat State Representative Jefferson Smith and former Republican State Representative … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:14 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing | 33 Comments

Columbia River Crossing Facts Forum

Cascade Policy Institute’s President and CEO, John Charles, will join two other experts to discuss the Columbia River Crossing project. Join other Portland and SW Washington business/property owners, elected officials and community leaders in a fact based forum to be … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Oregonian flies cover for Oregon Dems

by NW Spotlight It’s amazing how even though Oregon is completely controlled by Democrats, the Oregonian provides cover for the Democrats in their coverage by giving the misleading impression that Republicans are a massive force – especially when it’s something … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, OR 77th Legislative Session | 27 Comments

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