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Watch your language!

December 23, 2010 - 2:17pm CST

Tax cuts don't cost government a dime. READ MORE

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Taxpayers voting with their feet

December 22, 2010 - 2:14pm CST

"The Census numbers are one way to judge which public policies are working in the country and which aren't," The Wall Street Journal editorializes today. The Census figures "confirm that America is a nation in constant motion, with tens of millions hopping across state lines and changing reside... READ MORE

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OCPA economist: State income-tax cut good for small businesses

December 21, 2010 - 5:45pm CST

"A scheduled reduction in state income tax rates now seems likely," Patrick McGuigan reports, and OCPA economist Scott Moody says this is good news. “Under current law, most small businesses pay their taxes through the individual income tax as sole proprietorships, LLCs, and S corporations," Moody s... READ MORE

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Newly elected Republican governor proposing vouchers

December 21, 2010 - 5:40pm CST

In Florida, that is. Also in Nevada. And Wisconsin.  READ MORE

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Governor-elect proposes privatizing economic-development agency

December 16, 2010 - 5:51pm CST

Alas, it's the governor-elect of Ohio. "The days of trying to connect to business leaders through bureaucrats are over," he says. Another good idea for Oklahoma's new governor to consider.  READ MORE

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Will America's private sector continue to shrink?

December 16, 2010 - 5:50pm CST

OCPA economist Scott Moody explores the question in depth.  READ MORE

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Governor proposes eliminating funding for public broadcasting

December 16, 2010 - 4:48pm CST

Alas, it's the governor of Virginia. But Mary Fallin is going to need all the budget-cutting ideas she can get, and this is a good one. "Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled a number of budget cuts Wednesday, including eliminating state funding for public broadcasting," Washington Examiner staf... READ MORE

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Privatize the state's oldest public university?

December 15, 2010 - 4:48pm CST

Hmmm...now there's an idea. READ MORE

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Time for government 'right-sizing' is overdue

December 13, 2010 - 5:06pm CST

[This Marlin Oil advertorial appears in the December 16 edition of The City Sentinel.] There are a few easy choices that can be made to reduce the burden of state government spending, and a lot of not-so-easy choices. Issue avoidance is no longer an option in Oklahoma. The time for choosing is upon... READ MORE

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Higher ed bubble watch

December 10, 2010 - 4:46pm CST

Economist Richard Vedder, who has written and spoken for OCPA, has unearthed what he calls "the single most scandalous statistic in higher education," namely, that "approximately 60 percent of the increase in the number of college graduates from 1992 to 2008 worked in jobs that the BLS considered re... READ MORE