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Lunchtime Links | February 20

February 20, 2018 - 12:00pm CST

Here's what our policy experts are reading today (Links do not constitute endorsements). Tulsa World: Amid teacher shortage, four-day school districts can't afford to go back, superintendents say Once a district goes to a four-day school week in Oklahoma, it’s tough to go back. People see... READ MORE

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Smoking for the Children | The Trent England Show Ep. 20

February 20, 2018 - 11:18am CST

Should we make schools more dependent on cigarette sales (to go along with gambling)? And join Trent this Saturday for the Growth & Opportunity Summit in Tulsa! READ MORE

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George Washington Hates TSET | The Trent England Show Ep. 19

February 19, 2018 - 12:05pm CST

For President's Day, Trent talks about why TSET would have America's best presidents spinning in their graves. Plus, four-day school weeks and "Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers." READ MORE

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Kudos to UCO, Shame to OU | The Trent England Show Ep. 18

February 16, 2018 - 2:41pm CST

Kudos to UCO, shame to OU, and Trent shares viewers' thoughts on food boxes. READ MORE

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Lunchtime Links | February 16

February 16, 2018 - 12:00pm CST

Here's what our policy experts are reading today (Links do not constitute endorsements). Tulsa World: Teacher walkouts in Oklahoma public schools under consideration The idea of replicating the public school shutdowns seen across Oklahoma in 1990 is beginning to circulate. The superintendent ... READ MORE

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More Federal Funds Increases Need for Transparency

February 16, 2018 - 10:39am CST

Many often use the level of state revenues at the beginning of this current decade as the reference point to show just how much Oklahoma’s revenues have declined. It may seem odd to remember a time when many in the state of Oklahoma were struggling through the worst recession since 1929 as an enviab... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: A better plan

February 16, 2018 - 8:30am CST

It’s easy for insiders to support tax increases – much easier than it is for low- and middle-income families and small businesses to pay higher taxes. That’s why this week the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs offered a revenue and reform plan. Our plan even received the endorsement of former U.S.... READ MORE

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"Ugh"? | The Trent England Show Ep. 17

February 15, 2018 - 1:34pm CST

A bad week for the Fallin Administration and what do you think about food boxes replacing food stamps? READ MORE

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Lunchtime Links | February 15

February 15, 2018 - 12:00pm CST

Here's what our policy experts are reading today (Links do not constitute endorsements). The McCarville Report: General revenue collections above estimate in January General Revenue Fund collections in January were $596 million and came in at $47.2 million, or 8.6 percent, above the monthly es... READ MORE

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What’s the difference: General Revenue Fund vs. Gross Receipts

February 14, 2018 - 1:59pm CST

The monthly treasurer’s report often references the general revenue fund (GRF) and total gross receipts together, but it is important to understand what these numbers really mean. Gross receipts are the total revenues collected by the state from a multitude of sources, including income and sales ta... READ MORE