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OKG Newsletter

Topic: taxes

Point broke


Gazette staff
Had actor Gary Busey not allegedly attacked a woman at a Tulsa airport last summer, the one-time Oklahoman might be able to breathe a little easier. Actually, scratch that — he’s in way over his head, according to documents related to his Feb. 7 filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cutting taxes is not an answer


Nathaniel Batchelder

A recession is no time to cut taxes.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Caged heat

Funding for the OKC Zoo draws scrutiny from a city councilman.


Clifton Adcock
When Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid began talking about a re-examination of the city’s dedicated sales taxes during a City Council meeting last month, little did he know he was grabbing a tiger by the tail.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Art it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
As clockwork as owing taxes is the Oklahoma Pastel Society’s annual Small Works show — always a big deal! With pretty li’l pieces from 20 members, this year’s exhibition begins with a 6-10 p.m. Friday reception at Adelante! Gallery, 3003 Paseo, and is viewable thereafter Thursdays through Saturdays until Sept. 1. Admission is free. Call 214-587-7686 or visit

Friday-Saturday, ongoing

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Raising taxes? Really?

Letters to the Editor

Amber Nemecek
Everyone knows that tax money helps to keep water clean for drinking, to repair potholes on city streets and to spread sand/ salt on icy roads, etc. Nathaniel Batchelder implies (Commentary, “Cutting taxes is not the answer,” July 11, Oklahoma Gazette) taxes once funded mental hospitals and substance abuse programs, as if the state does not fund them any longer. Oklahoma’s mental health system is centralized and primarily state-funded. Oklahoma voters approved a net 55-centsper-pack increase in the cigarette tax in 2008, and most of that revenue went to health care. The state’s mental health and substance abuse programs are receiving millions of dollars.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

At what price?

Some fear that Oklahoma schools are not just broke, but broken.


Peter Wright
Only two states cut per-pupil spending more than Oklahoma in the last five years, according to a recent think-tank report. While it appears nearly impossible to determine what funding is adequate for education, it is inarguable that funding for public schools in Oklahoma has decreased. With an eye on unpredictable state and federal budgets, education leaders are talking about the need for more money.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A taxing question

Would passage of SQ 766 be a tax cut or a tax hike? Depends on who you ask.


C.G. Niebank
Those on both sides of State Question 766, which would limit taxes on intangible property such as software applications, say its fate could have dire consequences statewide.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Don't tax ideas

Letters to the Editor

Mike Knopp
As Oklahomans, we face an important decision with State Question 766: Are we going to tax people’s ingenuity and ideas?
Thursday, November 1, 2012