Budget & Tax, Good Government

Oklahoma state savings reach historic level

Gov. Kevin Stitt says record-high savings means the Oklahoma government can now provide tax relief.

Ray Carter
August 4, 2022
Good Government

A guide to OCPA’s legislative scorecard

Each year the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs releases a legislative scorecard that informs citizens how their “state legislators are voting at the Oklahoma Capitol on issues related to the principles of limited government, free markets, individual initiative, and personal responsibility.”

July 12, 2022
Higher Education, Good Government

AG O’Connor fights for colorblind college admissions

Attorney General John O’Connor has filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that race-based college admissions are unconstitutional, noting colleges that employ race-based admissions are nonetheless actively discriminating against minorities.

Ray Carter
May 11, 2022
Education, Good Government

School bathroom bill clears House

Oklahoma public schools will no longer be allowed to force female students to share public bathrooms with male students under legislation that received broad approval in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Ray Carter
April 29, 2022
Education, Good Government

OCPA praises House action on bathroom policy

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs President Jonathan Small praised House lawmakers for taking quick action today to prevent female students from having to share bathrooms with male students.

Jonathan Small
April 28, 2022
Good Government

Statesmen show up at Capitol

They say a statesman thinks of the next generation, not the next election. Oklahoma citizens owe a debt of gratitude to those statesmen who still serve in the Legislature and just gutted a self-dealing bill that would have enriched politicians while saddling Oklahoma taxpayers with greater debt.

Jonathan Small
April 26, 2022
Family & Community, Good Government

Democratic boosters seek to influence GOP attorney general race

Individuals financially supporting the Democratic Party’s efforts to win an Oklahoma gubernatorial election for the first time since 2006 are also seeking to influence the outcome of a Republican primary in a major statewide race, based on campaign reports.

Ray Carter
February 28, 2022
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