State Government

Retiring a bunch of the ABCs

Last Thursday was the deadline for House committees to approve bills. Any bills not approved by committee before or on that day must wait a…








Tax reduction in Oklahoma this year

This is the time of year when Governors across the nation are providing State of the State speeches to their various state legislatures. I enjoy…






An assault on your property rights

Last week, I wrote of the House of Representatives’ creation of new committees designed to expand legislative purview at the state level. Specifically, I pointed…



The real story of how a bill becomes law

This week marks the first deadline when state legislators (Representatives and Senators) must submit notice of their intent to file bills for the 2013 legislative…


Why did your Property Tax go up?

When many of House District 31 residents, who also live in Logan County, received their new property tax assessments last April, they noticed a refreshing…


The Scary Side of State Government

Perhaps no effort to shrink the size of state government has been more aggressive than the attempt to consolidate the state’s massive information technology infrastructure….