Good Government

The speech police

Last week, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission released a new version of its so-called “indirect lobbying” regulation. The changes are mostly window dressing and would still massively expand the state’s regulatory power, require warning labels on opinions, and make some people’s private information public.

Jonathan Small
January 18, 2019
Budget & Tax

How money walks: Tennessee

Tennessee has seen $14.31 billion of annual adjusted gross income move into the state from 1992 to 2016.

Curtis Shelton
January 16, 2019
Higher Education

Students, faculty win as OU does the impossible

The impossible has happened. Last year, tuition stayed flat at the University of Oklahoma. And now, faculty are receiving raises.

Trent England
January 15, 2019
Criminal Justice

Bill would let former prisoners work

If a person commits a crime, does his time, and then gets out of prison, should that person be allowed to get a job?

Trent England
January 14, 2019
Good Government

OCPA statement on Kevin Stitt inauguration

After Kevin Stitt was inaugurated as the 28th Governor of the State of Oklahoma, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), released the following statement.

Staff
January 14, 2019
Budget & Tax

How money walks

When people move between states, their income moves, too. This affects state economies and tax revenue. And the effects compound over time. Some states win big, others are big losers.

Jonathan Small
January 11, 2019
Education

Just how big (or small) are Oklahoma class sizes?

The state’s student-teacher ratio is 18 to 1, but some schools report much larger class sizes. In part, this is because districts have prioritized hiring non-teachers over teachers.

Jonathan Small , Mike Brake
January 10, 2019
Good Government

OCPA reacts to Oklahoma legislative leadership elections

After Charles McCall (R-Atoka) was reelected Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and Greg Treat (R-Oklahoma City) was elected President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), released the following statement.

Staff
January 8, 2019
Education

Collective bargaining not worth it for teachers

Oklahoma should follow the example of other states that are moving away from collective bargaining in K-12 education.

Greg Forster
January 8, 2019
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