State Government



Reducing the State Income Tax

Over the next few days, the Legislature will consider a proposal to reduce Oklahoma’s income tax. This year, Oklahoma state government will have more than…


The Terrible Legislative Budgeting Process

I suspect many Oklahomans envision that their state budget is carefully deliberated through the legislative committee system. They may believe the committee members understand the…



A real states rights solution

I hear often from House District 31 constituents regarding their frustration with the ever increasing encroachment of the federal government. From the fear of new…



Social Media and State Government

I am fascinated by potential application of social media to enable citizens to have a transparent, public and open dialog with government officials. Because of…


National Recognition for Oklahoma

Last Tuesday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its publication entitled, Rich States, Poor States. This is one of the most important reports for…






Murphey Calls for Legislative Pay Decrease

GUTHRIE – State Rep. Jason Murphey continued his mid-March tradition of presenting a yearly donation of $8,241.92 from his legislative salary to officials from Crossroads, An…




2012 HD 31 Transportation Report‏

This week I will release the 2012 House District 31 transportation update. This update provides House District 31 residents with the latest schedule of upcoming…