Budget & Tax

October 2018 gross receipts set a record high

October 2018 gross receipts set an October record high of $1.14 billion. Record highs have been set for all four months of this fiscal year.

Curtis Shelton
November 15, 2018
Budget & Tax

Volatile revenue sources make budgeting difficult

Relying on volatile tax sources makes it difficult to predict how much revenue state government will receive. This makes the budgeting process more difficult than it already is. Oklahoma should be wary of increasing its reliance on volatile taxes like the corporate income tax and the gross production tax.

Curtis Shelton
November 9, 2018
Budget & Tax

A look at the October 2018 economic report

The Oklahoma State Treasurer released the monthly report for October revenue collections. Total Gross Receipts collected in October were $1,138.5 million—up 16.1 percent, or $158.3 million, from the same month last year.

Curtis Shelton
November 7, 2018
Budget & Tax, Health Care

Who’s like whom?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about which of the gubernatorial candidates is most like the current governor. Let’s look at it.

Jonathan Small
October 26, 2018
Budget & Tax, Good Government

Paying career politicians

Democracy doesn’t work when we let politicians spend future generations’ money. It’s taxation without representation. It’s also something we do every day in the United States and in Oklahoma.

Jonathan Small
October 19, 2018
Budget & Tax

September 2018 sets record revenue collections

Total Gross Receipts collected in September 2018 set a record high of $1.15 billion—an increase of 14.1%, or $141.4 million, from the same month in the prior year. Record highs have now been set during the first three months of this fiscal year.

Curtis Shelton
October 17, 2018
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