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July 25th, 2016
countryside roads

[See our companion issue agenda for better jobs & opportunities here.] [Download this fact sheet as a pdf.] The decisions that Oklahoma makes today about our state taxes and budget have a deep and enduring impact on our economic future. An enormous amount of research shows that public investments in education, infrastructure, and other core public services are major drivers  Continue Reading »

Recent Articles & Reports
July 27th, 2016
street school

Nothing is as critical to a young person’s future prospects as a high school diploma. Decades of research shows that those who drop out of high school are at significantly higher risk of being unemployed, living in poverty, and serving time in prison. Over the past two decades, Oklahoma has been a national leader for alternative education programs that keep at-risk  Continue Reading »

July 25th, 2016
countryside roads

[See our companion issue agenda for better jobs & opportunities here.] [Download this fact sheet as a pdf.] The decisions that Oklahoma makes today about our state taxes and budget have a deep and enduring impact on our economic future. An enormous amount of research shows that public investments in education, infrastructure, and other core public services are major drivers  Continue Reading »

July 6th, 2016
HMW-OK

Note: Now that Kevin Durant has opted to leave the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, at least half his income will be subject to California income tax, which assesses a top income tax rate of 13.30 percent. Whatever the merits from a basketball perspective, KD’s decision deals a further blow to conservative gospel claiming that Americans’ migration patterns are  Continue Reading »