Article VIII, Section 8 of the Oregon State Constitution stipulates: “Adequate and Equitable Funding. (1) The Legislative Assembly shall appropriate in each biennium a sum of money sufficient to ensure that the state’s system of public education meets quality goals established by law”
Dan Chriestenson, Board Member of the Gresham [...]
1) Protesters in Hong Kong came out in support of greater democracy this weekend. Yesterday, there were riot police and tear gas, but today China has withdrawn the police calling the protests “calmer”. 2) Catalonia has granted their President the power to hold a referendum for independence from Spain. While they have tried to schedule […]
1) NATO is now saying they have seen some pullback of Russian troops from Ukraine. 2) America started bombing ISIS Syria over the weekend. Iran’s government openly criticized the move, despite the U.S. warning both Iran and Syria about their plans. 3) The South Sudan hunger crisis has eased some. Earlier in the year, groups […]
The Obama administration must acknowledge the existence of an independent investigation into former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee’s alleged unauthorized access to the Koch brother’s tax returns, a court ruled Tuesday.
Advancing its “regional transit equity” plan, the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council issued a press release last week announcing it has received a $3.26 million federal grant to build or “enhance” 140 bus shelters. This money is matched, on a one-to-four basis, with $815,000 of local funds, meaning each bus shelter will cost a whopping $29,000. […]
Tonight, the Antiplanner will be in Rochester, Minnesota to address a proposed high-speed train between Rochester and Minneapolis. I’ll speak at the Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport Drive SW, at 7 pm. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is going through the process of preparing an environmental impact statement for the “zip train.” I
The Antiplanner squared off against regionalist Myron Orfield in Minneapolis yesterday over the question of whether governments should try to regulate land uses. My presentation (11.6-MB PowerPoint or 10.5-MB PDF version) argued that urban areas are too complicated to regulate and that attempts to do so end up doing more harm than good. Dr. Orfield […]