Economy

‘I’m shocked we haven’t been sued yet’: Oklahoma’s licensure boards are flawed

Oklahoma needs to empower someone in state government—be it agency heads or the attorney general—with the power to overrule state licensure boards when abuse occurs.

Jonathan Small
November 22, 2022
Economy

Oklahoma’s economy outperformed most states during COVID

A recent report shows that Oklahoma government policies did far less harm to economic growth and citizens’ personal income than those imposed in nearly all other states.

Ray Carter
October 31, 2022
Economy, Family & Community

Radical environmental policies impact Oklahomans

It may be time to update Oklahoma’s utility regulations so both reliability and price stability are considered. If utilities are expected to keep prices stable, their leaders may be less likely to “go along to get along” with the advocates of environmental policies that are creating so much economic harm for working families.

Jonathan Small
October 25, 2022
Economy

ESG targets Oklahoma economy, jobs

With billions in pension assets from multiple states now off-limits, financial funds are having to choose between ideological zealotry or a healthier bottom line.

Jonathan Small
September 28, 2022
Education, Economy

A closer look at the teacher shortage

While there may be unfilled positions in certain school districts, that does not make the hiring problem unique to public schools.

Curtis Shelton
September 12, 2022
Education, Economy

K-12 failures create economic headwinds for Oklahoma

The failures of Oklahoma’s K-12 public-school system are a significant negative factor holding back economic growth and job creation in the state, based on data presented to lawmakers during a study conducted this week.

Ray Carter
August 31, 2022
Economy

Corporate welfare efforts ignore true growth areas?

In recent years, Oklahoma lawmakers have offered millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to “green” energy businesses. But the associated job creation has been anemic and those corporate-welfare efforts overlook, or even undermine, existing businesses that are already producing high-paying jobs across Oklahoma, according to one state business leader.

Ray Carter
August 30, 2022
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