Oklahoma’s public employee retirement systems’ need for reform and real structural change no longer can be ignored
In this OCPA memorandum, the unsigned authors argue that from 2004 through 2009, Oklahoma’s personal income tax was lowered more than 20 percent.
In this policy report, the author writes that,
As observers of Oklahoma’s public-policy scene are keenly aware, the field of workers’ compensation reform is littered with the remains of failed reforms of years past.
Oklahoma's families and businesses are taxed to provide medical care for others, through Medicaid and the SoonerCare program.
in this examination of SoonerCare, the authors note that SoonerCare has been in operation for five years, and recent reports of budget shortfalls and allegations of nursing home infractio
This article addresses the need for mental health care reform mandating insurance companies to include mental health in their coverage. Author Robert Franciosi writes;
Here’s an eye-opening school statistic for you: Only half of Oklahoma’s public education employees are teachers. The bureaucracy is now so big, it takes up half the system. It’s the blob that ate the schools.
Teachers’ unions, and the lousy teachers they protect, have become the central villain in the epic drama of education reform. And well they deserve the role—teachers’ unions exist to fatten themselves by destroying children’s lives.
Oklahoma public schools that violate the civil rights of students risk losing federal education funds, U.S. Department of Education official Jim Bradshaw told CapitolBeatOK recently.
That information may be of particular interest to advocates of, and families with, special-needs schoolchildren—the beneficiaries of a new state law intended to improve their educational options. While state money is involved in the new statute, federal civil rights provisions could still apply.
In July 2010, the National Education Association (NEA) “decided that $3 million was just the right amo