Tax reduction passed, deduction upheld

OKcapitolLgA reduction in the rate of Oklahoma income tax has passed both chambers and is now on the way to the governor and the Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds the state capital gains tax deduction.  A good day by any standard for taxpayers.

President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman is principal author of the income tax cut legislation, which now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin for her consideration.

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The War for Wisconsin is on

ScottWalker2Literally minutes after Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch officially announced their re-election campaign Tuesday, a Hillary Clinton front group rolled out its attack machine against the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential hopeful.

American Bridge, backed by big-money liberal donor George Soros, “welcomed” Walker and his “failed job creation promise to the Wisconsin governor’s race.”

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Tulsa Shock ready & eager to win

The weather is getting warmer, and that means it’s time for Tulsa Shock basketball.


Shock coach Fred Williams high fives Skylar Diggins

On Saturday May 17, 2014 the Shock will begin their fifth season in the WNBA with Fred Williams, the former head coach of the Atlanta Dream as coach. He replaces Gary Kloppenburg, relieved of his duties in mid-October 2013.

Fred Williams spent six seasons with the Atlanta Dream (2008-2013) and was part of a coaching staff that won three WNBA Eastern Conference Championship titles (2010, 2011, 2013). Continue reading

86M workers sustain 148M takers

WorkersTerence P. Jeffrey writing for has dug deep into the website of the U.S. Census Bureau to find a number every American citizen, especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000.

That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week. 

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What free speach is in a name?

LawyerCartoonEspecially for attorneys, government officials and staff who read Tulsa Today, we share a special bit from that could well win our legal humor award for the year.  It is apparently true that a government lawyer asked a court to bar the opposition from referring to them as “the government.”

TechDirt presents it from the “captian-justice department” to best set a tone of pure irony.

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