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OKG Newsletter

Topic: taxes

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

Nine tax facts hardly anyone knows

File this under ‘the rich get richer’


David Cay Johnston
For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics.
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Counterpoint: GOP undermines funding

Lawmakers apparently feel little compunction about gutting funding.


Kurt Hochenauer
There’s real merit to the idea that Oklahoma public universities should cut or even eliminate tuition, making higher education accessible to everyone.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

‘Batchelder logic’

Letters to the Editor

Mike Brake
Poor Nathaniel Batchelder (Letters, “Lankford and the Bush trifecta,” Aug. 31, Gazette). His frequent letters here are always a convoluted intellectual wrestling match between fact and fantasy, with a dollop of hypocrisy for spice. Such was his recent offering, which postulated that, a) the national debt is really G.W. Bush’s fault, and, b) the answer is to raise taxes, on the “rich,” of course.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mitt happens

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stumps in the Sooner State.


Clifton Adcock
Republican Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney visited Oklahoma City Friday to hold a fundraiser in his bid for the presidency and headline a fundraiser for the state GOP.
Friday, October 21, 2011

Trimmed TIF

Planners are looking for savings on Project 180.


Clifton Adcock
A major downtown streetscape project is being reduced in scope because of revenue shortfalls in the funding plan and cost overruns, city officials said, dropping E.K. Gaylord Boulevard off the project list.
Friday, November 4, 2011

'Wealth' of information

Letters to the Editor

Shane Woolbright
The commentary on eliminating state income taxes by Jonathan Small (“Creating a boomtown in OKC,” Nov. 2, Oklahoma Gazette) might make better sense if he took the federal tax code into consideration. State income taxes are deductible.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

‘Confederacies of municipal dunces’

Letters to the Editor

Richard Hicks
These two news items hit the streets on Nov. 9:
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Taxes got your goat?

Would eliminating the state personal income tax help or hobble the economy?


Thomas Larson
Tax reform — specifically reform of Oklahoma’s personal income tax — is shaping up to be a key issue for the 2012 legislative session. Unlike previous sessions that saw reductions in the income tax rate, moves this year could push the state toward eliminating it.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012