Good Government

Officials warn legislation could roll back workers’ comp progress

Oklahoma’s new administrative system is more focused than the old, court-based system on compensating injured workers and getting them back to work. House Bill 2367 would make a number of changes in the new system first established by the 2013 legislation.

Mike Brake
April 9, 2019
Good Government

Oklahoma’s digital transformation

Oklahoma’s Secretary of Digital Transformation and Administration, David Ostrowe, is looking to move state government into the future by focusing on transparency and integration. It’s high time state government entered the 21st century.

Curtis Shelton
April 4, 2019
Good Government

Cutting red tape in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has a relatively high regulatory burden that can hamper economic growth, but the state also has an opportunity to join several of its peers in meaningful regulatory reform, according to an economist from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Mike Brake
March 29, 2019
Budget & Tax, Good Government

LOFT proposal would bring clarity to state agency budgets

State agencies, afraid of seeing their budgets cut, often lack incentives to assist the Legislature by disclosing financial information. Senate Bill 1 is a welcome step toward increasing fiscal transparency and would allow the Legislature to be more effective in crafting a state budget.

Curtis Shelton
March 25, 2019
Good Government

Transparency and caution

As session continues, the focus now moves from accountability to transparency.

Jonathan Small
March 22, 2019
Good Government

Pointless politics

Politics is full of good intentions and well-meaning ideas, so why does government so often stumble?

Jonathan Small
March 15, 2019
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