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
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
Budget & Tax

What drives income tax revenues: Tax rates or economic growth?

A 2007 tax cut has shown the benefits of reducing Oklahoma's income tax.

Curtis Shelton
April 6, 2021
Budget & Tax

Oklahoma tax credits not uncommon

Using the tax code to influence behavior has been common at all levels of government for decades, and Oklahoma is no exception.

Curtis Shelton
April 6, 2021
Budget & Tax

Beware the bailout

The Oklahoma state government is expected to receive $2.1 billion in bailout funding, but that money comes with a catch.

Jonathan Small
April 5, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education

Price tag for ‘fully funded’ schools: another $2.1 billion?

Democrats, teacher union officials and allied groups have staunchly opposed even minor education reforms this year, arguing that lawmakers should instead “fully fund” traditional public schools.

Ray Carter
April 1, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education

‘Ghost student’ bill clears final hurdle, signed by governor

Legislation that would reduce payments to schools for students they do
not teach won Senate approval and was quickly signed into law by Gov.
Kevin Stitt.

Ray Carter
March 31, 2021
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