Taxes

Tapp into Common Sense:  VETO REFERENDUM PETITION FILED - Ready to Sign!

Many have inquired when they would be able to sign the Voter Referendum Petition to give the people of Oklahoma the opportunity to reject or retain the largest wealth redistribution tax increase  passed in Oklahoma history  (half a billion dollars) by the State Legislature and Governor.  The moment has arrived and below is the press release from Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite!

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GiN:  NE Medicaid Expansion:  The Race is On (AGAIN)

Back on January 17, 2013, I published an article here at the GiN website entitled “NE Medicaid Expansion: The Race is On.”  I followed up with an entire series of articles detailing why Medicaid expansion is an uncommonly bad idea.  Those articles were widely read and, I believe, effective in helping to prevent Medicaid expansion […]

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It's Time for Reforms - Let's stop throwing money into the wind Oklahoma!

Press conference at capitol with Senator Nathan Dahm and Senator Josh Brecheen on April 9 2018

Oklahoma taxpayers have been asked to shoulder a larger tax burden to pay our teachers and fund our schools – but the wind industry is fighting to keep its sweetheart deals and taxpayer handouts in addition to receiving a federal tax credit, property tax exemptions, and more. We should not be taking money out of the wallets of every Oklahoman by raising their taxes while continuing to cut a check for $70 million to the wind industry every year.

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Let’s stop throwing money into the wind Oklahoma!

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ROPE:  How Do We Know Teachers Need A Raise If We Don't Do Our Homework?

In case you’ve been under a rock and haven’t learned about the West Virginia teachers who have apparently inspired teacher walkouts in Arizona, Kentucky and Oklahoma, I thought it important to make sure anyone who wanted to do more than hear talking points and rhetoric have direct access to OSDE data.

In my next few blogs, I’m going to try and hit some of the talking points pushed by OEA (Oklahoma Education Association – the state arm of the National Teachers Association (NEA) – the UNION pushing the walkout), doing the calculations right in front of you and providing links to check my figures. I want to make sure readers have direct access to some of the more important links I’ll be using for fact checking, however, so all this is public.
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Too Much State Revenue?by OCPA President Jonathan SmallState revenue keeps rising. This is good news for many Oklahomans, but not for those wanting higher taxes.The State Board of Equalization has adopted revenue estimates for the next fiscal year. The…

Jason Murphey:  The Most Wasteful Item of State Government Spending

When asked to point out what I believe to be the most wasteful and inappropriate form of government spending, I can answer without hesitation. Without a doubt, it is the extremely inappropriate tendency of government agencies to hire private lobbying…

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