Oklahoma’s economic outlook slips from 14th to 21st

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog
OKLAHOMA CITY – Is Oklahoma in the midst of good times and headed for better?
Or, are residents enjoying a strong economy, but standing on the verge of retrograde motion in competitiveness?
In the seventh annual assessment of economic competitiveness from the American Legislative Exchange Council, released Tuesday, the state garners [...]

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Innovative, unique, even revolutionary: Surgery Center of Oklahoma

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog

OKLAHOMA CITY — A free market alternative for public employees begun here has the potential to save taxpayers billions of dollars nationwide and revolutionize the way Americans pay for their health care.

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States work to protect electric grid from solar storms and nuclear attacks

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Florida, National, News, Oklahoma, Technology, Texas, Virginia  /  No Comments

POWER PUNCH: Federal data challenge energy cost claims by environmental groups

By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
States are working to protect their electrical grids from solar storms and nuclear attacks, frustrated by federal inaction to do the same.
Fearful of the deadly consequences of an electromagnetic pulse, should one hit the electrical grid, states have taken the protection of their residents into their own hands.
An EMP is a wave [...]

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OK House takes up regulations on e-cigs

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Featured, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Bills under consideration in the Oklahoma House this week touch the use, and possible regulation, of electronic smoking devices.

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Oklahoma bills would cut income tax rates – in January 2016

By   /  March 4, 2014  /  News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog
OKLAHOMA CITY — Proposals to reduce Oklahomans’ income taxes are back on track in the state Legislature, but with a twist.
Ideas being kicked around in the legislative process include triggers requiring tax revenue growth. Both legislative chambers are mulling bills that would cut taxes, but delay effective dates for nearly two years.
That’s not [...]

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