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OKG Newsletter


Topic: tax

Change of plans


News

Clifton Adcock
Redirected MAPS 3 use-tax funds will be utilized to prevent the elimination of additional public safety positions.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Point: ‘A new fiscal reality’


Commentary

David Blatt
The economic downturn has hit the Oklahoma state budget hard. With high unemployment and low commodity prices, we’ve seen revenues plummet by almost 25 percent.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Misrepresenting government spending


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I see that Brandon Dutcher (Commentary, “Counterpoint: A matter of perspective,” Jan. 5, Gazette) is gloating over the prospects for further cuts in Oklahoma spending, which is already third to last in the nation.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Corn to run


Letters to the Editor

Jay Hanas
A March 10 article in the city’s daily newspaper detailing Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe slamming the tax credits given for ethanol production to be used in gasoline (“Coburn wants to cut tax breaks on ethanol”) was predictable.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Last call for ethanol?

Sen. Coburn’s attempts to eliminate an ethanol tax credit have drawn support from The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily.


News

Clifton Adcock
A controversial amendment by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, that would end a tax credit for ethanol blending may come up for a vote when the Senate resumes session in May.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Embarrassing loopholes


Letters to the Editor

Steven Goldman
Insightful legislative reporting by Clifton Adcock (“Triple R,” April 13, Gazette) led to reading Senate Bill 969, which should be titled “Public tax credits for private school grants.”
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Optimistic thoughts

Next fiscal year’s city budget might provide for the restoration of public safety positions.


News

Clifton Adcock
The city is hoping to restore several police, fire and other city positions and services in the municipal budget set to be presented to the Oklahoma City Council at its Tuesday meeting.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Students cover tax cuts

The word “irresponsible” to describe the pending income tax cut on Jan. 1, 2012, is probably an understatement.


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma college students should expect another increase in tuition costs this fall, in part, because the state Legislature will probably not stop what University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren has called an “irresponsible” tax cut.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
 
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