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Oklahoma ‘revenue’ options involve significant downside (The Oklahoman)

The Oklahoma Policy Institute issued a set of recommendations to fill the state’s $188 million budget hole, options the think tank believes are “balanced” and “feasible.” While a range of proposals are promoted, no one should think these options are… Read more [More...]

Over 25,000 attend education rally (Woodward News)

By Rachael Van Horn The mood was festive but determined Monday morning at what was the largest rally on the south steps of the state capital by Oklahoma educators in more than two decades, officials leading the rally said. Woodward… Read more [More...]

Teachers rally at Capitol (The Daily Ardmoreite)

By Laura Eastes  Educators from across the state, including southern Okla­homa, descended on the steps of the State Capitol Monday urging lawmakers to make public school funding a priority. Waving signs that read “Test­ing: Too Much Time, Too Much Money,”… Read more [More...]

Educators gather in OKC for rally (Broken Arrow Ledger )

By Josh Burton OKLAHOMA CITY — More than 25,000 teachers, administrators and parents rallied at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Monday, including more than 200 from Broken Arrow. “I think it went swimmingly,” said Broken Arrow Education President Greer Nichols. “There… Read more [More...]

Nearly 25,000 converge on state Capitol to rally for education funding (Tulsa World)

By Kim Archer OKLAHOMA CITY – State legislators who criticized Oklahoma educators for taking a day to rally at the state Capitol for adequate education funding apparently don’t understand what democracy is all about, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard… Read more [More...]

Thousands Rally for State Education Funding at Oklahoma Capitol (Public Radio Tulsa)

By Matt Trotter Thousands of educators, parents and students rallied for more public school funding at the state capitol today. Early estimates pegged the crowd around 25,000, and it looked every bit as large. Several educators and others spoke, but… Read more [More...]

New poll sheds light on tax reductions (Norman Transcript)

A new poll reported by the Oklahoma Policy Institute ( should change some minds among Republican legislators about the wisdom of reducing the state’s income tax as proposed by the governor. The poll results are clear and compelling. When people… Read more [More...]

Voter Support for Income Tax Cuts Falls (Public Radio Tulsa)

By Matt Trotter A new poll shows falling voter support for Oklahoma personal income tax cuts. Approval of income tax cuts fell from 52 to 46 percent. When surveyed voters were asked if they approve of cuts an analysis says… Read more [More...]

Poverty Study (OETA)

A new study ranks Oklahoma near the bottom of states in categories including families with liquid assets, education, health care and housing. Most state leaders reacting to the findings say education is the key to improving the state’s ranking. The… Read more [More...]

On the Internet, all that glitters is not gold (Tulsa World)

By Ginnie Graham Like urban myths of the vanishing hitchhiker and the escaped hook-armed convict, email touting that welfare packages pay more than salaries just won’t go away. This pops up every so often, and it’s annoying. Bad information is… Read more [More...]