Good Government

State could investigate city officials under proposed law

What if they held an election and no one abided by the results? The community of Bennington found out in recent years when voters ousted a mayor but the mayor refused to leave office, according to Rep. Justin Humphrey.

Ray Carter
February 19, 2020
Good Government

Citizen-engagement privacy is essential

If you can’t speak anonymously or join confidentially, you have no zone of privacy and the state has no limits.  

Amy Anderson
February 12, 2020
Good Government

Study bolsters Stitt’s call for workforce reform

In his State of the State speech this week, Gov. Kevin Stitt said he wants to gradually make all positions in state government “at will” jobs, much like those at most private-sector companies. A new study from the State Chamber Research Foundation shows the state of Georgia has successfully handled a similar transition.

Ray Carter
February 6, 2020
Law & Principles, Good Government

Court arguments highlight redistricting plan’s potential impact

Arguments before the Oklahoma Supreme Court highlighted how an initiative-petition proposal, which would strip the Oklahoma Legislature of redistricting power and place that authority with an outside commission, could play out in practice.

Ray Carter
January 22, 2020
Good Government

Stitt plans significant state deregulation

Gov. Kevin Stitt says he wants to slash state regulations by the end of his term in 2023.

Ray Carter
January 9, 2020
Good Government

Officials urge streamlining of workforce efforts

In Oklahoma, the state government efforts to connect employers and workers is fragmented and disjointed. Employers and workers alike struggle to navigate the maze of Oklahoma government workforce entities--it's time to streamline the process. 

Ray Carter
October 15, 2019
Budget & Tax, Economy, Good Government

Stitt’s proposal would not be first change to state gaming compacts

While Gov. Kevin Stitt’s call to renegotiate Oklahoma’s gaming compacts has drawn opposition, Stitt’s proposal would not be the first alteration of those state-tribal agreements. In fact, just over a year ago, the compacts were indirectly revised. And the year-ago revisions drew opposition not from tribal governments, but from officials who felt the new agreement shortchanged state government.

Ray Carter
August 26, 2019
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