Law & Principles

Legislature overrides veto, may restrict citizen choice on tag renewal

Lawmakers voted Friday to override Gov. Kevin Stitt’s veto of a tag-agent bill, saying it would increase consumer choice in vendors. But the text of the new law undermines that claim.

Ray Carter
May 22, 2020
Law & Principles

OCPA legislative scorecard: watch list update (May 22, 2020)

OCPA is creating a scorecard so that citizens can easily see how state senators and state representatives voted on issues related to the principles of free markets, limited government and individual initiative. This is a watch list of bills that may be included on the scorecard.

Staff
May 22, 2020
Budget & Tax, Law & Principles

Stitt vetoes tax hike

Gov. Kevin Stitt has vetoed legislation that would have increased property taxes on numerous Oklahoma businesses, saying the legislation would “hurt our state.”

Ray Carter
May 21, 2020
Law & Principles

OCPA statement on SB 1595

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs President Jonathan Small issued a statement today on Senate Bill 1595.

Staff
May 21, 2020
Law & Principles

Stitt opposes legislators’ effort to restrict online car tag renewal

Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed seven more bills late Tuesday, including one measure that would have prevented Oklahomans from renewing auto tags online through the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Ray Carter
May 20, 2020
Education, Law & Principles

Oklahoma Senate has votes to pass improved Senate Bill 407

At OCPA, we’re glad to be working for all children and all schools to be eligible either for scholarships or for additional funding, and we’re glad to be working with other partners to help get Senate Bill 407 across the finish line, as lawmakers have pledged to do.

Staff
May 15, 2020
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