Economy

Expert says gambling compacts need to better address addiction

The debate over renegotiation of Oklahoma’s gaming compacts with tribal governments has centered on the rates paid by tribes and the impact of renegotiation on state-tribal relations. But some experts say those discussions are overlooking another important factor.

Ray Carter
August 7, 2019
Economy

Tax cuts and economic growth

The debate over whether or not a tax cut will increase revenue misses the point. The purpose of a tax cut is to help grow the economy—and this is exactly what the Brad Henry-era tax cuts accomplished.

Curtis Shelton
June 18, 2019
Economy

Oklahoma migration may hold tax lessons

New research by Federal Reserve Bank officials shows “more people moved out of Oklahoma to live in other parts of the United States than moved in” during each of the past three years, reversing a prior trend of population growth.

Ray Carter
April 12, 2019
Budget & Tax, Economy

Oklahoma falls in national tax climate report

The Tax Foundation’s 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index ranks Oklahoma 26 overall. This is Oklahoma’s worst ranking in the last four years and five spots lower than last year.

Curtis Shelton
October 8, 2018
Budget & Tax, Economy

A look at the April economic report

The Oklahoma Treasurer’s monthly economic report was released this week highlighting April revenue collections. The Treasurer’s report shows a breakdown of total gross receipts collected for the month along with a breakdown of various economic measures for the state of Oklahoma.

Curtis Shelton
May 16, 2018
Economy

Rich states, poor states, and Oklahoma’s business growth

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last week released its 11th edition of Rich States, Poor States. The economic policy report examines the growth potential for each of the 50 states and ranks them accordingly.

Cody Ray Milner
April 25, 2018
Economy

A look at the March economic report

The Oklahoma Treasurer’s monthly economic report was released last week. The report provides a breakdown of gross receipts collected for the month along with various economic measures for the state of Oklahoma.

Curtis Shelton
April 24, 2018