Good Government

How do we limit cronyism?

Politicians love their power. Why? Because they’re people. That’s why government tends to grow, along with cronyism and dependency. In the end, taxpayers always get the bill.

Jonathan Small
July 13, 2018
Good Government

A victory for public servants

Whatever happened to the idea of public service? And what about respect for government employees?

Jonathan Small
June 29, 2018
Education, Good Government

Gann seeks interim study on CLO distributions

While teachers descended upon the state Capitol this spring seeking more money for schools, one state agency specifically created to support those same schools was sitting on assets worth $2.4 billion.

Mike Brake
June 20, 2018
Good Government

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

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
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