Family & Community, Good Government

Transparency fuels profanity at Capitol

During this year’s session OCPA President Jonathan Small had a never-before encountered public experience that really stands out.

Jonathan Small
May 22, 2020
Budget & Tax, Good Government

Stitt vows transparency for CARES funding, warns cities can’t use it for shortfalls

Oklahomans will be able to view how the state spends $1.2 billion in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding by going to the state’s online “checkbook,” Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday.

Ray Carter
May 20, 2020
Family & Community, Good Government

Oklahoma ranks among worst on unemployment payments

If what the government gives, it can take away, some wonder if the reverse holds true. Can the government give back what it takes away?

Ray Carter
April 9, 2020
Good Government

Candidate filing begins amid COVID-19 restrictions

Candidate filing for Oklahoma’s 2020 elections began Wednesday, April 8, under what may be the most unusual circumstances in state history.

Ray Carter
April 9, 2020
Family & Community, Good Government

Overreaching politicians and shared sacrifice

The COVID-19/coronavirus is a global crisis and a very dangerous illness. But that does not justify any and every response to try to stop it. We could have nuked Wuhan in early January—that might have put an end to it right there, but no moral person would do anything like that.

Trent England
March 25, 2020
Family & Community, Good Government

Stitt: Businesses’ survival important to state recovery

While some individuals are urging Gov. Kevin Stitt to issue an order mandating the closure of numerous businesses across Oklahoma in response to the COVID-19/coronavirus event, the governor said he does not currently support that action.

Ray Carter
March 23, 2020
Family & Community, Good Government

Pursue innovation, remember working families during COVID crisis

“The Covid-19/coronavirus represents a true threat to public health. But even in the midst of unprecedented action, an important balance must be preserved: Action must be taken to reduce public spread of this virus, but it must be done in a way that minimizes the damage to people’s lives."

Jonathan Small
March 22, 2020
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