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  The Oklahoma Supreme Court just completed their oral testimony on behalf of two challenges to OTU’s veto referendum.  The first case centered on the proposed ‘crisis’ conditions involving the tax increase and the implied purpose of the higher tax rates applied to several forms of commerce & productivities.  There was a solid caucus within the 9 member tribunal which showed open hostility toward the OTU efforts. Some openly stated their opinions i […]

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Sooner Politics:  How Medical Marijuana Can Defeat The Taxes

There is a political ‘chess match’ going on in Oklahoma electoral politics, this summer. And seemingly unrelated issues are now very likely to impact each other, perhaps even deciding the life or death of major proposals. Timing is everything. Four very prominent issues are at play;Teacher pay increases for common education. It only applies to public k-12 schools w […]

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  Tulsa Radio Personality, Pat Campbell , has recently interviewed two Republican candidates for governor. Tulsa Businessman, Kevin Stitt and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb both expressed support for a teacher pay raise but neither of them are asking the legislature to reconvene to fix a crucial sticking point in the legislation which authorized the latest teacher pay raise. Namely, the author of the bill tied the pay raise to another massive tax increase.That tax increase is being challenged by a…

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Sooner Politics:  Stitt Now Opposes OTU's Veto Referendum of Massive New Taxes

Less than 24 hours after Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite(OTU) legally began the process of blocking the state’s largest tax increase in state history(HB1010xx), a candidate for governor who inaccurately claimed to be the group’s 1st pledged candidate, now says he will vote to implement the new taxes.  Tulsa businessman-turned-politician, Kevin Stitt, told KFAQ’s Pat Campbell Show that he wants the referendum to fail. He said something to the effect of; “I’m not going to vote to repeal it because…

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Sooner Politics:  Tax Hike Could Be Blocked - OTU Begins Gathering Signatures

  A little known and even less utilized constitutional right of Oklahomans is the ability to override a governor’s veto. Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite is now securing signatures of registered voters, so that the citizens can hold a vote on the recently-signed largest tax increase in the state’s history.  The State Treasurer’s economic forecast indicated that the budget anticipates a huge cash reserve of unspent currently collected tax revenue.  OTU will need about 41,000 valid…

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  Oklahoma’s Republican politicians have another indictment to face in the growing class warfare narrative.  The candidate filing fees were massively increased in recent years, effectively making citizen representation more favorable to the affluent. It’s a massive poll tax on a citizen who dares to take up the notion that we are a government of the people. Sure, the state will let you vote for free, but you cannot dare be a leader for free.  It now co […]

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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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