Noting that within the states, citizens lose over $100 billion from gambling each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States. Okla. ranks 1st in casinos per capita and 1st in legality of Daily Fantasy Sports.Continue reading
Times have certainly changed since one saw bumper stickers in Oklahoma that said, “Lord, please send us another oil boom. We promise we won’t throw this one away.”Continue reading
Have you ever wondered about the people who give you your ballots on Election Day? Have you ever wondered how old they actually are? Most likely it’s been the same people sitting behind that table since you were a youngster and you trailed behind your parents when they went to vote. They greet you, ask you for your name address and, photo ID before handing you a ballot or directing you to a voting machine. More than just glorified receptionists, these underpaid few are really the gatekeepers to democracy.Continue reading
The Oklahoma Dept. of Education’s new tool to assess schools includes overall letter grades as well as a variety of other measures, which were developed to comply with federal law. These letter grades were released in February and are calculated using data from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.Continue reading
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced for-profit education company Career Education Corporation (CEC) will forgo collecting more than $2.2 million in student loan debt from 1,131 Oklahomans as part of a national settlement.
In total, the company will forgive over $493.6 million to 179,529 students from 48 states and the District of Columbia. The only two states not included in the settlement are California and New York. Continue reading