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Sooner Politics:  House Leadership Is Sitting On Bills For Education Reform

Speaker Charles McCall recently asked that a citizen’s group file their own initiative petition for the education reforms he believes are needed, but which he won’t allow a floor vote.  The Oklahoma legislative leaders have other education funding measures prepared, which put a cap on school district administrative spending. It would provide far more money for classroom teachers by cutting the massive bloat in administrative spending.  Oklahoma is one of the least efficient states in…

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WSJ: Medicaid Spending is Crowding Out K-12 Education

Crowding Out K-12 Education The real budget story behind those teachers strikes: Medicaid and public pensions.By The Wall Street Journal Editorial BoardOklahoma teachers ended their nine-day strike Thursday—and had little to show for it despite de…

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Reps. Sean Roberts, Teague Propose Legislation to Increase Education Revenue Without Increasing Taxes –    Two of the more fiscal conservatives in the Oklahoma House have announced a series of education funding bills for immediate assistance to our state public school educators. The measures tap into current funding sources and do not include any tax increases.  Rep. Sean Roberts & Rep Tess Teague have long been calling for some basic reforms in h […]

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Column: Cut Wind Waste to fund Education

Here’s an article I received that discusses an option to help fund education spending:While some are asking where money can be found to fund core government needs in Oklahoma…ONE SIMPLE ANSWER is ending corporate welfare to the Corporate Wind Industr…

ROPE2:  IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED - Help Stop Wind Tax Credits And Put That Money Back Into The Budget For Education And Other Needs

While some are asking where money can be found to fund core government needs in Oklahoma, one simple answer is ending corporate welfare to the Corporate Wind Industry! If we don’t do something truly meaningful this session, another $70 million dollars is going to LITERALLY be “Gone with the Wind” when it could have, instead, gone to meet other state needs.

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ROPE2:  The Public Education Funding Mess Is The Fault Of EVERY Citizen - So How Do We Fix It?

Since the beginning of this legislative session here in Oklahoma, teachers have been demanding raises. In March, the Oklahoma legislature passed an unprecedented tax to fund teacher raises and other educational needs, raising oil and gas production taxes to 5%, adding a $1 increase per pack on cigarettes, 6 cents on diesel/3 cents gas increases and a $5 tax on hotel motel tax (later repealed). While public education advocates celebrated, taxpayers fretted – and they have good reason to do so.
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