Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
On this Page
On this page you will find resources to help you keep current on local and national policy issues. In addition to news feeds in the right-hand column you'll find:
Image courtesy of protoplasma kid at Wikimedia Commons
Local Policy Organizations
Cascade Policy Institute
Cascade Policy Institute is a "nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational organization that focuses on state and local issues in Oregon."
City Club of Portland
Portland's local nonpartisan civic engagement community. City Club researches and writes reports regarding local policy issues.
Oregon Business and Industry
Membership organization that develops policy priorities and stances for the business community. (Formally the Oregon Business Association)
Oregon Center for Public Policy
The Oregon Center for Public Policy "does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues."
Oregon Environmental Council
The OEC "advances innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations."
Oregon State Public Research Interest Group
The OSPRIG "takes on powerful interests on behalf of consumers in Oregon, working to win concrete results for our health, safety and financial security."
Western States Center
Their mission is to: "build a progressive movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice in the eight western states"
National & International Policy Organizations
Brookings is a nonprofit organization that conducts research on public policy.
Public policy research institute.
Center for Responsive Politics
"You nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy. "
Economic Policy Institute
"The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers."
National Center for Policy Analysis
"Our goal is to develop and promote private, free-market alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial
Open Society Foundations
"The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens."
"Public Agenda, an innovative public opinion research and public engagement organization, works to strengthen our democracy's capacity to tackle tough public policy issues."
"The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis."
World Bank Research
Cross-country, cross-sector, thematic research outputs from the World Bank's main research unit.
Council on Foreign Relations
"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher."
Most Viewed Bills in Congress
Public Policy News in Oregon
Cascade Policy Institute News
Portland City Hall Watch from the Oregonian