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Rising inequality in Oklahoma as lower- and middle-class incomes stagnate

Incomes for poor and middle-class families in Oklahoma have stagnated since the late 1990s, with nearly all of the growth in income going to the wealthiest households, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities… Read more

Guest Blog (Kathy Ruffing): Why is labor force participation shrinking?

Kathy Ruffing is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), specializing in federal budget issues. A previous version of this post appeared on the CBPP’s Off the Charts blog. With monthly jobs reports making the… Read more

Oklahoma's per pupil spending has plummeted

Oklahoma’s economy has performed relatively well over the course of the Great Recession, compared to the nation as a whole. We’ve had lower unemployment numbers and decent income growth. Yet you wouldn’t know it to look at the state of… Read more

Federal aid to Oklahoma under the ax in Ryan budget plan

Without new revenue, federal deficit reduction efforts will lead to devastating cuts in federal support for education, transportation, law enforcement, the social safety net,  and other state and local programs, according to a new report from the  Center on Budget… Read more

Guest Post (Indivar Dutta-Gupta): EITC Even Better for Children than We Thought

Indivar Dutta-Gupta is a Policy Advisor for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). This post originally appeared on the Off The Charts blog. We previously showed that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income workers lifts more… Read more

Claims for Oklahoma tax cut not OK

This post was written by Nick Johnson, Vice President for State Fiscal Policy with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. This originally appeared on the Center’s Off the Charts blog and is reposted with permission. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal… Read more

Guest Blog (Elizabeth McNichol): The "Texas model" is hard to follow and not all it seems

Elizabeth McNichol is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities specializing in state fiscal issues including methods of examining state budget processes and long-term structural reform of state budget and tax systems. This post originally appeared… Read more

Surprise! States without an income tax have higher sales and property taxes

Photo by Martha Soukup used under a Creative Commons license. States without an income tax rely on other taxes to fund government. Far from discovering magical, revenue boosting powers by not having an income tax, these states simply charge higher… Read more

New measure provides insights into poverty and public programs

Source: The Working Poor Families Project Earlier this fall, the Census Bureau released its annual report on poverty in the United States. In 2010, 15.1 percent of Americans, or 46.2 million persons, lived below the poverty level, which was $22,050… Read more

Stop Flying Blind: Three sensible reforms to help us chart a stable fiscal course

Oklahoma is facing serious challenges when it comes to having the resources to provide the sorts of public services that help create jobs and build a strong economy. Yet while the need to chart a sound, sustainable fiscal course is… Read more