Budget & Tax, Education

A flood of federal dollars for education

The federal bailout is estimated to provide more than $1.7 billion to Oklahoma’s K-12 and higher education systems.

Curtis Shelton
April 13, 2021
Good Government

Stitt records highest approval among state officials

Gov. Kevin Stitt has the highest approval rating of several statewide-elected officials, according to polling released this month.

Ray Carter
April 12, 2021
Law & Principles, Economy

McGirt ruling now negatively impacting tribes

Now, even the tribal governments who hailed the ruling on McGirt are being directly impacted in a negative way.

Ray Carter
April 12, 2021
Economy

Regulatory reform will foster innovation and growth

As Oklahoma’s political leaders search for ways to fire up economic growth, they must turn their attention to Oklahoma's dysfunctional regulatory system.

Andrew C. Spiropoulos
April 12, 2021
Law & Principles

‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ advances in Oklahoma

Legislation that would limit women’s sports to individuals who are biological females has been approved by a state House committee.

Ray Carter
April 8, 2021
Budget & Tax

Beware the flood of federal dollars

The long-term impact of Biden's “American Rescue Plan” could have may be the biggest threat to Oklahoma.

Curtis Shelton
April 8, 2021
Education

Teacher union dues-authorization measure advances

Legislation requiring schools to obtain annual reauthorization from employees before withholding union dues from their paychecks has passed out of committee.

Ray Carter
April 8, 2021
Health Care

Health price transparency continues to advance

Legislation that incentivizes price transparency and deters “surprise medical bills” has cleared another legislative hurdle, passing out of a state House committee.

Ray Carter
April 7, 2021
Family & Community

School-choice supporter wins Senate race

In a race that included a strong focus on school choice, Republican candidate Jake Merrick defeated Democratic candidate Molly Ooten by a margin of nearly two to one.

Ray Carter
April 7, 2021
Economy, Energy

Mining, conservation in eastern Oklahoma now under federal control

Due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt ruling, control and oversight of mining and various environmental regulations in eastern Oklahoma are now the domain of the federal government.

Ray Carter
April 7, 2021