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A Constitution Day compromise?

September 13, 2016 - 1:13pm CDT

What is the best way to protect the environment in Oklahoma? Is it through local partnerships, where landowners, local industries, and state or local government work together? Or should we surrender power to Washington, D.C., letting people who may have never set foot in Oklahoma tell us what to do?... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: Give the feds the bird

September 9, 2016 - 8:56am CDT

Congress threatened to stop it, a federal judge delayed it, but, in the end, it was local leaders in Oklahoma and neighboring states who stopped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the lesser prairie chicken as endangered. Such a listing, under the Endangered Species Act, would have ext... READ MORE

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Voters' Guide to Ballot Measures: State Question 777

September 1, 2016 - 1:20pm CDT

[ State Question 777 ] Limiting Regulations of Farming and Ranching Description: This measure would add a new section to Article 2 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It would declare that “the rights of citizens and lawful residents of Oklahoma to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be foreve... READ MORE

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The Trent England Show: An interview with Jennifer Fielder

August 16, 2016 - 1:27pm CDT

Trent talks with Montana state senator and American Lands Council CEO Jennifer Fielder. READ MORE

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The Trent England Show: A conversation with Holly Fretwell

August 4, 2016 - 1:30pm CDT

Rep. Tom Newell fills in for Trent and talks with Holly Fretwell of PERC about wildfires in the West. READ MORE

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How to keep rural schools open

July 19, 2016 - 1:16pm CDT

Every budget crunch brings another call for consolidation of Oklahoma school districts and the pushback from rural residents and their legislators. We can expect more of the same in next year’s legislative session. It is difficult for those in urban areas, especially when they look at the high per-... READ MORE

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The Trent England Show: An interview with LeeAnna McNally

July 14, 2016 - 1:33pm CDT

OCPA Impact CEO Dave Bond fills in for Trent and talks with LeeAnna McNally about important policy issues for the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. READ MORE

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Ideas for Keeping Oklahoma's Rural Schools Open

March 7, 2016 - 2:39pm CST

Every budget crunch brings another call for consolidation of Oklahoma school districts and the pushback from rural residents and their legislators. We can expect more of the same in this year’s legislative session.  It is difficult for those in urban areas, especially when they look at the high per... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: Winded by subsidies

February 20, 2016 - 9:12am CST

Fiscal calamity is brewing and Oklahomans will be hurt without decisive action. State policymakers must end the state’s wind subsidies and other detrimental policies regarding wind energy production. Recently Preston Doerflinger, Oklahoma’s secretary of finance, administration and information, issu... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: Enough with the solar subsidies

January 22, 2016 - 4:51pm CST

Last year, the Oklahoma Legislature agreed – with overwhelming support from both political parties – that one group of electricity customers should not be forced to subsidize another group of customers. Now that principle, not to mention state law, is threatened by special interests bent on protecti... READ MORE

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