Education

Oklahoma students, parents testify on school bullying

Sobering statistics, moving stories from victims, and policy solutions were discussed during a Sept. 11 interim study on school bullying.

Staci Elder Hensley
September 24, 2018
Energy

Oklahoma wind farms encroaching on military flight paths

Wind farms are being built in military test and training flight paths, apparently in violation of a new state law.

Mike Brake
September 24, 2018
Health Care, Good Government

Implementation for new Oklahoma Medicaid reforms underway

The HOPE Act, passed earlier this year, updates and improves the process of auditing Medicaid enrollment to stop potential fraud and waste in Oklahoma’s SoonerCare program. The implementation process of the law is underway but is still incomplete.

Kaitlyn Finley
September 21, 2018
Energy, Good Government

Wind cronyism costs linger

How did mankind figure out fire without a government program? These days every new technology has backers who insist they are one more government check away from being the next big thing. That was the Solyndra story, and in Oklahoma, it is the story of wind farm companies.

Jonathan Small
September 21, 2018

The Washington Post ignores low life expectancies in its own city

“Haters gonna hate,” as they say. And so left-leaning media will look for ways to skewer right-leaning states.

Trent England
September 19, 2018
Education

Cristo Rey showing inner-city students the path to success

As equal parts Catholic high school, college preparatory academy, and a real-world workplace experience, Oklahoma City’s newest private school—Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School—offers an innovative, practical, and powerful approach to education.

Staci Elder Hensley
September 19, 2018
Budget & Tax

Oklahoma should look at its tax structure

Oklahoma has spent too long straddling the fence with our tax code. It’s time for lawmakers to fix the system, and then reform our tax code so we may compete with Texas, and the rest of the states, and prosper.

Curtis Shelton
September 18, 2018
Education

Teachers don’t live by bread alone

Public school teachers are paid more than other teachers and have better benefits and job protection. Yet private school teachers report higher job satisfaction on a variety of metrics.

Greg Forster
September 18, 2018
Budget & Tax

A look at the August 2018 economic report

Total Gross Receipts collected in August came in at $995.1 million—a 13.1%, or $115.4 million, increase from the same month in the prior year. Similarly, the General Revenue Fund grew by 9.9% coming in at $454.6 million. New revenue from legislative changes amounted to $18.3 million, or 16%, of this month’s growth.

Curtis Shelton
September 17, 2018
Higher Education

Gallogly puts OU’s budget under the microscope

University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly continues to put the university’s financials under the microscope.

Curtis Shelton
September 14, 2018
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