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Oklahoma ranks 11th in corruption

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Oklahoma ranked as eleventh most corrupt state in new study. Corruption prevailed during era of one-party rule.

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Kansas outpacing surrounding states for brighter economic future

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Economy, Kansas, News  /  No Comments

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By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog

OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — Kansas has a better future than any other surrounding state, according to a report released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

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Keystone Kops: Critics complain about Santa Fe resolution against pipeline project

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Energy and Environment, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline will not go through Santa Fe.

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OK — No Weiners or whiners here: AFP-OK and A.G. Pruitt rebuff EPA’s shaft job

By   /  July 29, 2013  /  Oklahoma  /  1 Comment

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By Patrick B. McGuigan | CapitolBeatOK
OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite a circuit court ruling rebuffing Oklahoma’s legal challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency edict, a citizen activist group continues to fight the U.S. “regional
haze” standard that could require state power plants to switch fuels to offset sulfur dioxide emissions.
Federal pressure on power generation could trigger a [...]

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In tax reduction, Oklahoma moves from leader to follower

By   /  February 7, 2013  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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In 2012, the Wall Street Journal designated Oklahoma the cutting-edge Heartland state, as Republicans appeared ready to phase out the unpopular state income tax. Sooners lost that edge as Gov. Mary Fallin and legislators fumbled away the low-tax agenda in the closing days of the 2012 session, an epic fail.

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MCGUIGAN: A layman’s journey through Oklahoma’s right-to-work data

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Commentary  /  2 Comments

IT'S OK: Since passage of right to work in 2001, Oklahoma has steadily gained ground on surrounding states, and the national averages for positive economic benchmarks.

By Patrick B. McGuigan | CapitolBeatOK
OKLAHOMA CITY — More than a decade after Oklahoma voters enacted a right-to-work measure, pundits and partisans continue to debate whether right-to-work has delivered on all, or even most, of its promises.
Early this year, Oklahoma was an exhibit for right-to-work proponents in Indiana. This month, it’s an exhibit for proponents in [...]

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