Budget & Tax

Do tax rates matter?

Data collected by Bloomberg and by the group How Money Walks point to a trend in inter-state migration. States with low income-tax rates have, by and large, gained more adjusted gross income compared to states with relatively high income-tax rates.

Curtis Shelton
June 25, 2019
Budget & Tax

Oklahoma increases film subsidies amidst calls for state’s blacklisting

Even as Oklahoma's political leaders cleared the path for millions of more taxpayer dollars to go to entertainment companies, one prominent actress has called for Oklahoma to be blacklisted.

Ray Carter
June 19, 2019
Budget & Tax

Film subsidy debate focuses on finances … and abortion

Though some suggest that film projects may land in Oklahoma as a result of recent pro-life legislation in Georgia, a national expert and some Oklahoma lawmakers are skeptical.

Ray Carter
June 13, 2019
Budget & Tax

Stitt announces new spending transparency site

Governor Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday the launch of Oklahoma Checkbook, an interactive web site that provides regularly updated data on state expenses. 

Ray Carter
June 13, 2019
Budget & Tax

Two years of Oklahoma revenue growth

Oklahoma’s total gross receipts in May grew by $103 million compared to last year. Total gross receipts have shown year-over-year growth for 24 months in a row.

Curtis Shelton
June 12, 2019
Budget & Tax

Experts warn of economic storm clouds on horizon

Due largely to state economic growth, Oklahoma lawmakers have been able to dramatically boost state spending. But there are indications that the days of financial largess may be near an end.

Ray Carter
June 11, 2019
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