Cascade Policy Institute
Cascade Policy Institute was founded in 1991. Cascade is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational organization that focuses on state and local issues in Oregon. Cascade’s mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity. Cascade promotes property rights, incentives, markets and decentralized decision-making. Cascade advances these values by sharing its research with the public, the media, and state and local lawmakers through publications, educational programs, community forums and special events. Cascade publishes policy reports, quarterly newsletters, commentaries and weekly news briefs on a variety of topics, including education, fiscal policy, the environment, growth management, transportation, rural issues, health care, social services and more.