Category Archives: Business

Local innovation to replace aging bridges

The patented Fast Cast Bridge® is a cost-effective and efficient solution for municipalities

The City of Claremore is partnering with Premier Steel Services to install a new 30-foot bridge on Lowry Road, utilizing the company’s innovative Fast Cast Bridge® system. The installation will take place today. The entire process, from grading to clean up, will take only a few days and installation will happen in a matter of hours.

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Rep. Brecheen reacts to CBO report

“We must course correct as economic security is key to our national security”

Rep. Josh Brecheen (R, OK Dist. 2) issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook report for FY2023 to FY2033.

“These numbers are a siren, warning the American people to get our fiscal house in order,” said Rep. Brecheen.

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Survey: 53% removed degree requirements, a resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has published a survey that examines the practice of eliminating degree requirements on job postings and the rationale behind it. The report explores the value of experience versus education when evaluating candidates. Researchers collected feedback from 1,000 hiring managers across the United States.

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Special interest gators hunting your money

Mike Mazzei with alligator over his shoulder.

“Alligators” lurk in and around the swamp of the Oklahoma State Capitol. It’s that time of year when the special interest predators descend on state government to gobble up as much money and special benefits as possible without regard to performance, accountability, or financial sense.

I recently got close to several alligators in the Everglades National Park. In fact, check out the photo to see the harrowing moment an alligator stalked me from behind. I certainly felt like “alligators” were stalking me during my many years at the Capitol as well.

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Bill to require votes on TIF Districts

Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, has filed House Bill 1379, which would require a vote by citizens to “redirect” property tax through Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Districts. Gann issued a press release on topic today.

Gann explained that in Mayes County, Mid-America Industrial Park (MAIP) officers proposed “redirecting” county property tax through the implementation of a TIF district to benefit new corporations coming into the industrial park.  

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