Policy group: SQ 744 to cost $1.7 billion over 3 years (Tulsa World)

Original at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=16&articleid=20100721_16_A7_OKLAHO783410 By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau OKLAHOMA CITY — A ballot measure that would require per-pupil spending to be increased to that of neighboring states would cost $1.7 billion over three years, according to the Oklahoma Policy… Read more [More...]

Exploring ways to build assets among low-income (Oklahoman)

Oklahoman Editorial The word “assets” and the term “lower-income citizens” rarely appear in the same sentence. The working poor often have no assets, so the lack of a linkage is axiomatic. Yet linking “assets” to “lower-income citizens” is not only… Read more [More...]

Groups urge increase in grocery tax credit (Tulsa World)

Original at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20081217_16_A19_OLHMIY987151 OKLAHOMA CITY – Groups that work with low-income families urged lawmakers Tuesday to increase a sales-tax credit to offset the cost of groceries. David Blatt of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, who was joined by about 20 organizations,… Read more [More...]

Report cites Oklahoma income tax-cut slash (Oklahoman)

By Ron Jenkins A think-tank that advocates for the poor says Oklahoma lawmakers would have had $400 million to $600 million more to spend on education and other programs the last two years if not for income tax cuts. The… Read more [More...]

Forecast for State Funding Seems Cloudy (Tulsa World)

Original at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080529_16_A13_hMosta96503 by ANGEL RIGGS World Capitol Bureau OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s standstill budget for the upcoming fiscal year will likely impact the state’s ability to fund services and programs, according to a study released Wednesday by the Oklahoma… Read more [More...]