Budget & Tax

Stitt opposes additional federal bailouts for states

Members of Congress are currently debating whether to provide another round of federal bailout money to state governments in response to the COVID-19 recession.

Ray Carter
August 6, 2020
Budget & Tax

McGirt decision could upend regulations, taxes

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reestablished Indian reservations in Oklahoma is creating broad uncertainty and threatens to result in regulatory chaos that will drive businesses away from the state, according to state leaders.

Ray Carter
August 6, 2020
Budget & Tax

Tax collections raise concern about budget gamble

The Republican-controlled Legislature wanted to drain most state government savings and leave little in reserve for next year, while Gov. Kevin Stitt called for reining in spending to preserve greater savings for next year.

Ray Carter
August 5, 2020
Budget & Tax

OCPA comment on compact ruling

Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement today in response to a judge’s declaration that a little-known, unelected state agency triggered auto-renewal of casino gaming compacts for another 15 years.

Staff
July 28, 2020
Budget & Tax

Judge rules little-known commission renewed gaming compacts

A federal judge has ruled state-tribal gaming compacts auto-renewed for 15 years due to the actions of a little-known state commission dominated by appointees of former Gov. Mary Fallin.

Ray Carter
July 28, 2020
Budget & Tax

Oklahoma legislature voted for Hollywood handouts

Even as Oklahoma was struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 shutdown and the decline in the oil and gas industry, the legislature this year sought to give more handouts to the film industry.

Curtis Shelton
July 27, 2020
Budget & Tax

State has ‘significant work’ ahead on gaming compacts

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down casino gaming compacts negotiated by Gov. Kevin Stitt with two tribes, ruling the governor exceeded his authority by including sports betting in the compact agreements.

Ray Carter
July 24, 2020
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