Budget & Tax, Education

State’s red tape for private schools may violate federal law

The dispute threatens to impede effective COVID-19 response across Oklahoma.

Ray Carter
May 27, 2020
Health Care, Economy

OKC doctor says shutdown ‘a mass casualty incident’

Americans may be paying for the extended shutdowns for some time as unrelated health issues that are not being treated now continue to emerge.

Mike Brake
May 26, 2020
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
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
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
Budget & Tax

OCPA offers solution for 35-percent legislative pay raise

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs has proposed a solution to lawmakers saying they have no choice but to accept a 35-percent pay raise after facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall.

Staff
May 21, 2020