OK Tax package divides the state

An Oklahoma tax package passed last evening to fund a $6,100 (16%) pay raise on average for Oklahoma teachers. The increase moves Oklahoma from seventh to second highest in the region in average teacher pay. It’s the largest teacher pay raise in the history of the state.

A taxpayer group has already formed to fight it.  Continue reading

CAIR lambasts census citizen question

As Tulsa Today readers know, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter led a coalition of thirteen states in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, requesting the agency reinstate a question on the 2020 Census regarding citizenship.

Once the decision to include the question was made by Federal officials the terrorist defending organization CAIR and other open border advocates of the Democrat Party have squealed like piglets pulled from momma’s milk.  Continue reading

Scott Pruitt demands open science at EPA

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt .

Michael Bastasch in an exclusive interview documents important changes at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase transparency.  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will soon end his agency’s use of “secret science” to craft regulations.

“We need to make sure their data and methodology are published as part of the record,” Pruitt said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Otherwise, it’s not transparent. It’s not objectively measured, and that’s important.”  Continue reading

Facebook betrayed users over ideology

Mark Zuckerberg gazes in awe at Barack Obama.

Facebook representatives told Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign that they had been allowed to use the platform in ways that would have otherwise been prohibited, because Facebook was “on our side,” according to explosive claims from Obama’s former director for media analytics, Carol Davidsen.

In a tweet storm, Davidsen wrote that Facebook was “surprised” the Obama campaign was able to “suck out the entire social graph” (an individual’s network of friends on Facebook), but did nothing to stop them once they found outContinue reading

OK AG Hunter: Citizenship question critical

OK Attorney General Mike Hunter

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has led a coalition of thirteen states in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, requesting the agency reinstate a question on the 2020 Census regarding citizenship.

The citizenship question was omitted for the first time in decades in 2010 Census, something the letter to Ross says creates less reliable data for state officials to use when determining districts based on population. The result is that legally eligible voters may have their votes diluted or distorted.     Continue reading