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With Oklahoma’s cigarette ‘fee’ gone, what’s next? (News OK)

By Dale Denwalt The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a $1.50 cigarette fee scheduled to go into effect this month is an unconstitutional tax, setting the stage for another fight over spending at the state Capitol. The decision strips… Read more [More...]

State Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Last-Minute Tax Bills (Express Newsline)

By Express Newsline Oklahoma Supreme Court justices considered arguments Tuesday that challenged the constitutionality of four bills passed during this year’s legislative session. That came after unsuccessful efforts to pass it at as a tax. It’s expected to generate $123… Read more [More...]

Supreme Court hears arguments challenging legislative bills (KFOR News)

By Sarah Stewart OKLAHOMA CITY – Dozens packed the Oklahoma Supreme Court room at the state capitol Tuesday morning to hear challenges against several bills passed in the final days of the legislative session. Four different bills are being challenged… Read more [More...]

Think Tank Questions Benefits of Sales Tax Holiday (Public Radio Tulsa)

By Matt Trotter Oklahoma’s annual sales tax holiday is underway, but it may not be as good a deal as you think. Gene Perry with Oklahoma Policy Institute said a common belief is sales tax holidays mean an overall economic… Read more [More...]

‘We are all doing it’: US teacher begs motorists for money for classroom supplies (Yahoo News)

By Yahoo News ‘We are all doing it’: US teacher begs motorists for money for classroom supplies A teacher in the US has been forced to beg for cash on the side of the road because she does not have… Read more [More...]

DEALING WITH THE BUDGET NSU, other universities watching for further cuts (Tahlequah Daily Press)

By Sean Rowley During 2017, those associated with higher education – students, faculty, staff, administration – are again on the circling carnival ride of funding cuts followed by tuition hikes. Earlier this summer, almost all of Oklahoma’s colleges and universities… Read more [More...]

Oklahoma’s Inhofe, Lankford uncertain on health care repeal’s future (News OK)

By Justin Wingerter After meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, Oklahoma’s senators remained uncertain about the prospects of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. On television and radio this week, U.S. Sen. James… Read more [More...]

A reminder of the value of education (Journal Record)

By Arnold Hamilton Is a second American Know-Nothing Party in the offing? It’s not an idle thought given the release this week of a Pew Research Center poll that found nearly six in 10 Republicans and GOP-leaning independents think colleges… Read more [More...]

Instant Reactions: Big night for Oklahoma Democrats (News OK)

By Ben Felder Democrats flipped two Republican districts in two special elections Tuesday – Michael Brooks beat Joe Griffin in Senate District 44, while Karen Gaddis beat Tressa Nunley in House District 75. Both seats became vacant this year when… Read more [More...]

Think tank representative addresses AMBUCS (Enid News)

By Brigette Waltermire ENID, Okla. — An Oklahoma Policy institute representative spoke about the state budget Friday at an Enid Noon AMBUCS luncheon. The Oklahoma Policy Institute is “an independent nonpartisan nonprofit that provides factual information and advocates for fair… Read more [More...]