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OPB & High Speed Rail | David Rosenfeld

I was on OPB’s Think Out Loud this morning talking about high speed rail. Big thanks to OPB for featuring this important topic. I had three short opportunities to comment, during which I made the following points...

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News Release | OSPIRG

Testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Listening Session: Vancouver, WA

There are many ways to meet our diverse transportation challenges here in Oregon. We encourage Chairman Mica and the members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to prioritize both investing in Oregon's inter-city rail and freight system and to take a "fix-it-first" approach, and prioritize fixing our crumbling infrastructure before building new highways.

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Media Hit | Budget, Tax

Transparency needed on those who received tax credits

Anyone who was paying attention to the news about a Texas trucking company that reaped millions of dollars in Oregon’s green energy tax credits — but actually produced little (if any) environmental benefit — has got to love the “transparency in government act” in the Oregon House.

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Report | OSPIRG Foundation | Budget, Democracy, Tax

Getting the Best Bang for Your Buck

This report examines the tax subsidies that corporations benefit from in Oregon, what we know about them, and what we don't. The report provides recommendations for improving transparency and accountability of Oregon's tax subsidies.

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Report | OSPIRG Foundation | Budget, Democracy, Tax

Letting the Sunlight In

At least 30 quasi-public agencies in Oregon perform public functions, overseeing billions of dollars in their budgets. However, they operate with far less transparency and public accountability than other state agencies. Requiring quasi-public agencies to publish detailed financial information on the state transparency website is an easy and cost-effective way for Oregon to benefit from increased transparency.

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