Public Affairs Public Policy
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Click here to read about public policy law from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_policy_%28law%29
Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. Public policy is expressed in the body of laws, regulations, decisions and actions of government. Policy analysis may be used to formulate public policy and to evaluate its effectiveness. Many public policy analysts earn Ph.D., Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration degrees in public policy schools, while others earn specialized degrees, such as an M.Ed for specializing in educational policy or an MSW for specializing in social welfare policy. - Wikipedia (Public Policy) at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Policy Amy Sample Ward
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Rolling Up Our Sleeves: Building an Oregon That Works for Working Families
State of Working Oregon 2008-2009, Oregon Center For Public Policy
In this report, we outline strategies for building an Oregon that works for working families. The specific recommendations fall under three broad categories: policies that strengthen the public sector’s role in promoting shared prosperity, policies that secure the incomes of working families and reforms to the tax system that make it fairer for working families and generate revenue for public systems that create opportunity.
Institute for Public Service and Policy Research
"Its principal purpose is to address current and emerging issues relating to matters of public policy, governance, and leadership through research, educational activities, publications, and direct assistance programs."
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
"The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare."
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Government Relations: Andrew Levy
Bridging the Partisan Divide: A City Club Report on Reducing Excessive Partisanship in the Oregon Political System
January 16, 2009 Volume: 91 Number: 25
RAND Public Policy Research
Oregon Center For Public Policy Reports & Publications
Reports, issue briefs and articles regarding Oregon public affairs
City Club of Portland's report archive
consists of a searchable database of the Club's reports and resolutions, including information on whether the Club adopted the recommendations contained in the reports. Reports published since the 1940s are available from the archive in PDF format. Large repository of PDF reports on ballot measures and city concerns. Reports and resolutions are searchable by year, topic or text/title fragment.
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"The Trust for Representative Democracy is a bold civic education campaign designed to engage citizens and build their understanding and support for America's democratic institutions. Based on the ideas and fundamental principles set forth by the framers of the Constitution, the Trust for Representative Democracy promotes civic engagement and dispels cynicism toward government." Great resources and information for civic/political engagement, etc.
Click here for The Oregon Channel which "provides gavel-to-gavel, unedited television coverage of state government and public affairs": http://www.oregonchannel.org Amy Sample Ward