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TSET adds $53 million to its untouchable funds

The state of Oklahoma recently received its annual settlement payment from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Cody Ray Milner
May 11, 2018
Good Government

Free Market Friday: The slippery three

Some important reforms passed this session, including enrollment audits and work requirements for Oklahoma’s expensive Medicaid program. Yet other programs proved just how slippery is the status quo when it comes to avoiding common-sense cost savings.

Jonathan Small
May 11, 2018
Good Government

Team Game: Building an effective state legislature

Drawing on political science and practical experience, OCPA distinguished fellow Andrew Spiropoulos, a law professor who served as the chief policy advisor for Oklahoma’s Speaker of the House, recommends how to make the legislature an engine of good law and an effective vehicle for enacting the majority’s policy agenda.

Andrew C. Spiropoulos
May 9, 2018
Good Government

Open The Books will open your eyes

The concept of transparent and accountable government dates to America’s Constitutional Convention days.

Cody Ray Milner
May 4, 2018
Good Government

The buck stops.…here?

Assigning responsibility within government, figuring out where the buck stops, can be just as confusing as Abbott and Costello’s classic “Who's on First?” routine. But it’s not funny, because it’s our tax dollars.

Curtis Shelton
May 4, 2018
Good Government

Don't give health department, TSET a pass

The Oklahoma Department of Health and TSET have important missions and do some critical work. But is that enough? Does that mean they get a pass?

Jonathan Small
May 3, 2018
Good Government

Free Market Friday: Era of oversight needed

Since 2015, annual taxes and other revenue taken from Oklahomans has increased by $1.1 billion – Oklahomans’ personal income taxes are up at least $185 million annually just since 2016.

Jonathan Small
April 27, 2018
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