Oregon: Get ready for the bad news energy bills

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregonians are about to be reminded that elections do matter. At least 45 bills relating to energy have already been introduced for the 78th Legislative Assembly. Most, if enacted, will be bad news for Oregon’s economy. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Government Regulation, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session | 51 Comments

Obama and the Internet

President Barack Obama didn’t invent the internet (that honor is reserved for former Vice-president Al Gore) but he may well retard its growth. According to Politico, Mr. Obama will propose increasing competition for high speed internet service by encouraging local … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Regulation, Government Waste, Internet Regulation, President Obama, Public Employee Unions | 3 Comments

The Regime Trembles at the Sight of a Smartphone

By Steve Buckstein “The regime trembles at the sight of a smartphone.”* That quote comes from Portland-based independent journalist and world traveler Michael J. Totten. One might guess that he wrote it about Portland’s city government and its aversion to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Government Regulation, Jobs, Leadership, Portland, Portland Politics, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , | 35 Comments

No Wonder Portland Can’t Afford to Maintain Streets

By John A. Charles, Jr. The Portland City Council seems determined to raise taxes to pay for street maintenance. But the City doesn’t have a revenue shortage problem; it has a spending misallocation problem, which continues to grow. The latest … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Portland, Portland Politics | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Greg Walden: Keeping IRS, EPA, UN, Obama excesses in check

by Greg Walden Plan to keep spending in check, rein in federal red tape Speaking at community meetings in Lakeview and Klamath Falls, I gave an update on the bill passed by Congress to fund most of the government through … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Environment, Federal Government, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, President Obama | 18 Comments

Why Do City Leaders Keep Portland in the “Transportation Dark Ages?”

By Steve Buckstein In November, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Tigard joined Vancouver, Washington in welcoming ridesharing juggernaut Uber to operate legally in their cities. A week ago, Uber began operating in Portland without permission, in effect daring the authorities to … Continue reading

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Portland’s “F” Doesn’t Stand for “Transportation Friendly”

By Matthew Hayes R Street Institute, a D.C.-based think tank, released its Ridescore website last week. The site grades 50 large U.S. cities based on taxi, limo, and transportation network friendliness. Portland received an F, making it the second-most transportation-hostile … Continue reading

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