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Director of Tulsa charter lauds school choice

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Eric Doss, director of the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences sees first-hand the difference that school choice can make in the lives of children.   In an op-ed in the Tulsa World, Doss points out the importance of school choice to all members of the community. He points out that the well-off families have always had […]

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Wastewater injects controversy over earthquakes in Oklahoma

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Oklahoma, State Government  /  No Comments

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“We believe that in 12 months we would see a clear decline in the earthquake activity” if a moratorium is put in place, said Johnson Bridgwater, director of Oklahoma Sierra Club. “We are not saying it would completely stop, we are not saying they would go away, but we do believe that a 12-month window would show a steady decline in earthquake activity in the area.”

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Oklahoma lobbying disclosures lag behind other states

By   /  July 9, 2015  /  Accountability, News, Oklahoma, State Government  /  No Comments

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Unlike most states, Oklahoma ethics rules do not require lobbyists to disclose what legislation they are supporting or opposing, making it difficult to track special-interest influence in the state Legislature.

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House freshmen, Senate leadership accept thousands in lobbyist meals, gifts

By   /  July 8, 2015  /  News, Oklahoma, State Government  /  No Comments

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Oklahoma lobbyists spent more than $300,000 this year on meals, gifts and receptions to try to influence or build relationships with lawmakers, but the legislators say the lobbyist largess had no impact on their votes.

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