Legislation soon headed to Gov. Mary Fallin would make dramatic changes to the Sooner State’s workers’ compensation insurance system.Read More →
By Patrick B. McGuigan | CapitolBeatOK
OKLAHOMA CITY — Both a major change in state workers’ compensation insurance provisions and a moderate income tax reduction are within reach at the Oklahoma Capitol, top lawmakers say.
The items are key elements in the oft-stated conservative Republican agenda for the 2013 Legislature, which has seemed to be on shaky ground in recent weeks. With the clock ticking for the final weeks of this year’s deliberations, House SpeakerRead More →
Tenured professors and tax-financed researchers in higher education generally believe that public education spending is a “multiplier” — that is, that a dollar spent leads to much more than a dollar in economic activity.
ADDING IT UP: The State Chamber of Oklahoma says there is a nearly five-dollar “multiplier” for every taxpayer dollar spent on public higher education. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) says “maybe not.”
Not everyone agrees with that assumption.