Monthly Archives: October 2011

Corrections Reform a Key Piece of Budget Puzzle

By |October 30th, 2011|

Maintaining or enhancing public safety at a lower cost should be next on the list as Oregon tries to do more for less with state Government.

From The Oregonian. Saturday, October 29, 2011.

In Texas, legislators faced $500 million in additional prison costs in their next budget in anticipation of 17,000 more inmates in five years. Led by […]

Opening Foreign Markets: Oregon Needs Trade Agreements to Compete

By |October 10th, 2011|

Published in the Oregonian October 10, 2011

Oregon is one of the most trade-dependent states in the nation. At a time when our state’s economy is teetering on the brink of another recession, our ability to export and trade with the world is the one economic bright spot that is helping to keep our region afloat. […]