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Better than Tax Hikes | The Trent England Show Ep. 5

January 19, 2018 - 11:50am CST

Oil companies fight each other, but Trent has a better way. And find out what states will get more power after the 2020 census. READ MORE

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Lunchtime Links | January 19

January 19, 2018 - 11:34am CST

Tax Foundation: Oklahoma Considering Income Tax Changes to Address Budget Shortfall A new proposal in the state of Oklahoma would increase state income tax collections by $175.7 million. The income tax changes are part of a larger package of proposed tax increases to cover the state’s estimated $10... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: Celebrate Medicaid diversity

January 19, 2018 - 8:29am CST

Is diversity a good thing? Last week, the Trump administration embraced diversity in how states run medical welfare programs. It’s a smart move because it offers a chance to get smarter about how we help the poor. We learn, after all, when we watch different courses of action play out. Instead of b... READ MORE

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Tax Cuts at Work | The Trent England Show Ep. 4

January 18, 2018 - 1:31pm CST

Federal tax cuts are working even better than predicted, so why is Oklahoma considering a massive tax hike package? Plus, Trent responds to a hit piece on charter schools. READ MORE

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A Look at the 2017 CAFR

January 18, 2018 - 11:37am CST

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a document put together by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) to show the financial position of the state over the past fiscal year. Numerous financial activities are recorded in the CAFR, such as state pension funding levels, ... READ MORE

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Lunchtime Links | January 18

January 18, 2018 - 11:17am CST

The Oklahoman: Lamb says budget hole should be filled without tax hikes Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, campaigning for governor here Tuesday night, ruled out tax hikes as a way to plug the state budget hole and gave only faint praise to a coalition of state business and civic leaders who advanced a sweeping p... READ MORE

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Film Rebate Payments Since 2010

January 17, 2018 - 1:49pm CST

Since 2010, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office has given $20,282,491.09 through its Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program. Title Rebate Amount Overexposed $175,737.31 I Can Only Imagine $1,591,176.00 Wildlife $... READ MORE

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Arrested for helping the homeless? | The Trent England Show Ep. 3

January 17, 2018 - 1:29pm CST

Don't try to help the homeless in a blue state or you might get arrested, plus Oklahoma legislators followed and tracked. READ MORE

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Lunchtime Links | January 17

January 17, 2018 - 11:54am CST

Tulsa World: EPIC charter school now recruiting teachers by boasting pay as high as $106,000 Higher-paying states aren’t the only competition for teachers from Oklahoma’s traditional public schools. The state’s largest virtual charter school is now using the draw of pay ranging from $64,000 on ave... READ MORE

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What State Leads the Nation in Poverty? | The Trent England Show Ep. 2

January 16, 2018 - 1:27pm CST

After spending nearly $1 trillion on poverty programs, and with a growing economy, this big blue state leads the nation in people in poverty. On today's show, Trent discusses this and pulls the latest example from the news on just how threatening employee licensing can become. READ MORE