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Tue, Sep 06, 2011 09:34 AM CDT
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently signed five significant reform proposals that, advocates say, will begin transforming state gover...
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 10:14 AM CDT
School choice is the most studied and proven reform to improve public schools. It also provides real hope for students and parents, so w...
Fri, May 27, 2011 04:26 PM CDT
The budget agreement for Fiscal Year-2012 is one of pleasant surprises and missed opportunities. Hear OCPA’s take on the deal from fisca...
Fri, May 06, 2011 03:49 PM CDT
Oklahoma is quickly becoming a national leader in education reform. For the second straight year, the state Legislature has passed a sub...
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 09:15 AM CST
Jeb Bush’s work on education reform -- including in Oklahoma -- is the subject of the cover story in the current issue of National Review.
Fri, Feb 04, 2011 12:39 PM CST
The state Board of Education is a classic example of dysfunction in Oklahoma’s executive branch. Constitutional scholar (and OCPA fellow...
Fri, Jan 28, 2011 01:21 PM CST
Kelley Williams-Bolar wanted to send her children to a better school district, but the modern-day George Wallaces running the place were...
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 10:58 AM CST
Attempts by Washington to socially engineer people away from cars to intercity rail services and transit are unlikely to work at any exp...
Fri, Dec 03, 2010 09:08 AM CST
In the end, the contending philosophies of Oklahoma’s two competing candidates for governor came down to this: a predominantly economic ...
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 09:12 AM CST
The OEA claims Oklahoma is last in the region in per-pupil spending. First in the region, last in the region, what difference does it ma...
Fri, Nov 05, 2010 10:14 AM CDT
As Oklahoma policymakers ponder next year’s “budget hole,” they should remember that a tax hike would mean lower incomes and fewer jobs.
Fri, Oct 29, 2010 10:17 AM CDT
OCPA is part of a network of 58 liberty-minded, state-based think tanks connected through the State Policy Network.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010 10:29 AM CDT
As a September 2010 article in Investors Business Daily put it, “A VAT puts big spenders on steroids.” As this video by the Center for F...
Thu, Oct 14, 2010 10:33 AM CDT
Oklahoma’s public employee pension system is a time-bomb waiting to explode. OCPA research fellow Steve Anderson gives an overview of th...
Fri, Oct 08, 2010 10:39 AM CDT
Education policy is back in the news like it hasn’t been in years. And if it feels like nothing’s changed, that’s because in some ways i...
Fri, Oct 01, 2010 10:45 AM CDT
Did you know there are nine states that have no state income tax? These non-income-tax states are geographically and economically divers...
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 10:51 AM CDT
“I want to know who hurt my grandson…Point to the person who hurt you.” He stood up, walked directly over to the temp… and pointed right...
Fri, Sep 03, 2010 10:59 AM CDT
When government does not perform up to our expectations the usual response is either to decry its wastefulness or to acquiesce to higher...
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 11:03 AM CDT
CapitolBeatOK editor Pat McGuigan, the author of “The Politics of Direct Democracy: Case Studies in Popular Decision Making” and a featu...
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 11:05 AM CDT
Lay off employees, drop Medicare patients or relocate to a cheaper office: those were the recent options for one Atlanta urologist in th...
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