Budget & Tax

Tesla moving to no-income-tax Texas

Elon Musk’s announcement to move Tesla’s headquarters to Texas shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. It is yet another in a long line of firms, including Hewlett Packard, Oracle, and Musk’s own SpaceX, that have moved to Texas.

Curtis Shelton
October 13, 2021
Budget & Tax

Public education money goes to private companies—again

Oklahoma City Public Schools recently made a change in how the district finds substitute teachers, the Oklahoma City Free Press reports.

Curtis Shelton
October 7, 2021
Budget & Tax

Hern rips Biden giveaway to ‘activist-journalists’

Buried within the various spending proposals being floated by the Biden administration and congressional Democrats is one that would allocate $1.3 billion to provide federal subsidies for newspapers.

Mike Brake
October 2, 2021
Budget & Tax

Don’t fall into the federal money pit

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will send $3.5 billion to the state of Oklahoma. Counties and municipalities get a share of $1.3 billion. The use of funds is restricted to responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, whether directly health-related or in response to negative economic impacts.

Curtis Shelton
September 27, 2021
Budget & Tax

Biden tax plan points up the need for Oklahoma reform

Massive tax increases proposed by President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats provide another reminder of the need for state tax reform in Oklahoma.

Curtis Shelton
September 20, 2021
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