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) The US evacuated its embassy in Lybia this weekend after more than 50 deaths. Fighting continues in both Tripoli and Benghazi. An embassy convoy from the UK was hit by militant fire this morning. 2) Boko Haram attacked a northern town in Cameroon yesterday killing at least 3 and also kidnapping the wife […]
1) Norway has issued a security alert for a credible threat of attack from Syria-linked terrorists. 2) Iraq has elected a new President, Kurdish politician, Fuad Masum. Reports of a female genitalia mutilation edict by ISIS in Mosul have been denied by the organization, and many experts believe the reports to be false. […]
More religious communities worldwide were displaced last year than at any time in recent memory, the State Department said on Monday. The department’s annual report on international religious freedom also noted that several U.S. adversaries continue to repress the rights of religious groups.
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he is “proud” of the accomplishments of his anti-corruption panel despite the fact that it is currently under federal investigation, the New York Post reports.
Los Angeles transit officials are eagerly contemplating the opportunity to spend money converting the Orange bus-rapid transit line into a light-rail line. To promote this idea, they are letting people know that light rail will be faster, more comfortable, and operate more frequently (so riders will be less likely to have to stand) than buses. […]
The Antiplanner was apparently exposed to a bad cold when traveling last week and didn’t feel up to writing a timely post for this morning. (Would I have avoided this if I had a driverless car to take me to San Francisco instead flying?) However, someone emailed me in response to yesterday’s post asking if […]
Rail advocates often call the Antiplanner “anti-transit,” probably because it is easier to call people names than to answer rational arguments. I’ve always responded that I’m just against wasteful transit. But looking at the finances and ridership of transit systems around the country, it’s hard not to conclude that all government transit is wasteful transit