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Educators, Policymakers Decry ‘Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations’

  By Jay Chilton, CIJ “One of the (Seminole school) board members looked at me and said, ‘Paul, your expectations are too high for these people,’” recalled Paul Campbell, founder and chairman of Adv...

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ESA Bill Passes Education Committee: Q&A with State Sen. Rob Standridge

State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, sat down with CIJ following a meeting of the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee on Monday where his Education Savings Account bill, SB 560, passed by a one-vote...

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First steps on the road to balancing Oklahoma’s state budget without increasing taxes on working Oklahomans

Across Oklahoma, many citizens are undoubtedly grateful that numerous state lawmakers have expressed a desire for state government to become more efficient with the tax dollars already taken from Okla...

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TSET Billboard Spending Examined

By Jay Chilton CIJ On the north side of Interstate 40 between Meridian Avenue and Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City, the east- and west-facing electronic billboard owned by News 9 Outdoor Advertis...

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Legislative Update: Feb. 17

On Monday, the House Appropriations and Budget Committee passed one of many tax increases proposed by Gov. Fallin in her State of the State Address. HB 1841 passed the committee by a vote of 17-10 and...

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