Economy

Oklahoma must position itself for growth

Fiscal Year 2021 saw a robust turnaround for the state’s economy, but there is still work to be done.

Curtis Shelton
August 19, 2021
Economy

McGirt called threat to state’s economic future

Ryan Leonard, special counsel for Native American affairs for Gov. Kevin Stitt, said the jurisdictional chaos created by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma represents a huge threat to long-term economic growth in the state.

Ray Carter
August 16, 2021
Budget & Tax, Economy

To spur labor participation, remove the penalty on work

Oklahoma's unemployment rate has rebounded at a relatively faster clip than the rest of the country, but when it comes to the state's labor participation rate, the opposite is true.

Curtis Shelton
August 11, 2021
Economy

‘Duct tape’ economic development

Business incentives are to state economic growth what baling wire and duct tape are to home repair.

Jonathan Small
July 9, 2021
Economy

Black Wall Street showed benefit of free markets

Oklahomans should not ignore other lessons provided by the rise and resurrection of “Black Wall Street,” Tulsa’s Greenwood district.

Jonathan Small
June 16, 2021
Law & Principles, Economy, Energy

Attorney General tells agencies to ignore federal demand

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has told state agencies they should not comply with a Biden administration demand that they cede regulatory authority over mining in eastern Oklahoma to federal authorities.

Ray Carter
April 16, 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
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