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More Money Missing? | The Trent England Show Ep. 62

April 30, 2018 - 1:46pm CDT

What’s a few million dollars among friends, anyway? Some county commissioners are nervous about the road funding, plus teachers secret source of income that gets conveniently ignored. And Trent has two Blue-State Blues updates! READ MORE

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From Homeless to Hopeful

April 27, 2018 - 3:59pm CDT

Positive Tomorrows is transforming lives, one student at a time. By Staci Elder Hensley Eleven-year-old Tristen Clapper is what you’d call a typical kid—bubbling over with enthusiasm about basketball, golf, art class, and the many friends he’s made in his new school. It’s a dramatic change from l... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: Era of oversight needed

April 27, 2018 - 8:52am CDT

Since 2015, annual taxes and other revenue taken from Oklahomans has increased by $1.1 billion – Oklahomans’ personal income taxes are up at least $185 million annually just since 2016. Oklahoma government is growing. Some growth is earmarked for teachers and textbooks; other new tax and revenue do... READ MORE

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It’s Raining Revenue! | The Trent England Show Ep. 61

April 26, 2018 - 1:12pm CDT

Trent talks with budget analyst Curtis Shelton about Oklahoma state finances and the budget that passed the Senate yesterday and will be voted on in the House tomorrow. READ MORE

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Lunchtime Links | April 26

April 26, 2018 - 12:20pm CDT

Here's what our policy experts are reading today (Links do not constitute endorsements). The Oklahoman: Oklahoma lawmakers introduce biggest spending bill in state history Oklahoma will spend more than $7.5 billion over the next year, the biggest appropriation in state history. Lawmakers intr... READ MORE

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Rich States, Poor States, and Oklahoma’s Business Growth

April 25, 2018 - 4:14pm CDT

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last week released its 11th edition of Rich States, Poor States. The economic policy report examines the growth potential for each of the 50 states and ranks them accordingly. The study offers a forward-looking forecast based on a state’s standing (eq... READ MORE

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A New Oklahoma Charter School? | The Trent England Show Ep. 60

April 25, 2018 - 1:14pm CDT

Phil Gover wants to start a new charter school, the Sovereign Community School, but the Oklahoma City School Board said "no." As he prepares to appeal to the state Board of Education, Phil talks with Trent about the process and his innovative idea for a new kind of school. READ MORE

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Lunchtime Links | April 25

April 25, 2018 - 12:20pm CDT

Here's what our policy experts are reading today (Links do not constitute endorsements). The Oklahoman: Oklahoma lawmakers OK criminal justice reform bills Oklahoma lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to several bills that could alleviate the state's burgeoning prison population, but the... READ MORE

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Does good policy even matter? | The Trent England Show Ep. 59

April 24, 2018 - 1:51pm CDT

Even at last night’s candidate forum, tax myths were in the air. Trent corrects the record and explains why good policy really does matter. Plus, tomorrow’s guest is already in the news, and an update on breaking down funding silos for government-run schools. READ MORE

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A Look at the March Economic Report

April 24, 2018 - 11:04am CDT

The Oklahoma Treasurer’s monthly economic report was released last week. The report provides a breakdown of gross receipts collected for the month along with various economic measures for the state of Oklahoma. Total gross receipts collected during March were $982.90 million. This is $67.90 million... READ MORE