Should OK become a no income-tax state?

How would you like to avoid paying taxes on your hard work and labor to the state of Oklahoma? Citizens in Texas, Florida, and even Tennessee don’t have a state personal income tax. Maybe that’s why so many businesses are moving there!

The Hoover Institute recently released a report documenting that 352 companies with high-paying jobs left the state of California from 2018 to 2021. 43%, or 153 of those companies, left just last year. Their top destination was Texas which got 132 of the businesses. Tennessee came in second with 31. Nevada, Florida, and Arizona rounded out the top five.

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A Way Out of Underemployment

Many young people are struggling to find a meaningful career as they enter the workforce. Oklahoma has long been a state which has low unemployment rates, but when delving deeper, one will see that underemployment impacts many.

Underemployment describes individuals working multiple low-wage jobs in an effort to cover monthly costs, often with no health insurance benefits. Many adults are impacted by this, where in the past, these jobs were mainly for high school students.

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What standards will Oklahoma defend?

V1SUT Vantage broke the story of a “growing public controversy (with video) of a Bartlesville gay pride event forcing the small community of just over 37,000 residents in Northeastern Oklahoma to ask very important questions. What is appropriate in the presence of children, and what types of events are too perverse for public space?”

Oklahomans know that what is taught children defines culture, community and sets the path for future generations. Are we now up for public square porn?

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Straight-party voting cop-out for losers

Opinion: Following this month’s election results, some officials claim straight-party voting is a major problem in Oklahoma. They imply many Oklahomans really wanted to vote for candidates from the other party but instead simply checked the straight-party option. Some Democrats suggest their failure in top-of-the-ballot races are a byproduct of straight-party ballots.

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Owasso School loses twice on porn and ban

Federal Court issues injunction: Ban was retaliatory

Updated: Northern District Federal Court, for a second time, found that the Owasso Public Schools violated the free speech of Tim Reiland, a parent banned in October for standing against pornographic content in his child’s public school library.

Parents have the right to direct their children’s education and upbringing under the Oklahoma Parents Bill of Rights Act. While fighting Mr. Reiland in Court, the School Board also voted to change school policy to screen books for sexual content – the point of his protest.

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