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Oklahoma charts rapid personal income growth

NEWSOK: December 20, 2014 Oklahoma’s personal earnings growth rate has been among the fastest in the nation over the past five years, in large part due to the energy industry, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Oklahoma’s gross production tax issue should stay settled

December 9, 2014 The Oklahoman Editorial Board: Associated energy taxes have kept Oklahoma’s government afloat during and since the national recession. A report commissioned by the State Chamber Research Foundation found the energy industry is the single largest contributor to

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Lankford: Power grab doesn’t hold water

November 17, 2014 Journal Record Our administration never ceases to amaze me. Power grabs seem to be the new norm. The latest installment of federal overreach can be found right in your backyard. Ever heard the term “navigable waters”? Ever

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Harding: Fight for the future

November 7, 2014 The Journal Record Opinion Guest Column by Nathanial Harding Veterans Day offers us a chance to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans. It’s also time to celebrate an advancing American oil and natural gas industry

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Attorney General Scott Pruitt Praises Supreme Court Decision to Review Illegal ACA Subsidies

OKLAHOMA CITY November 7, 2014 – Attorney General Scott Pruitt praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up for review a lawsuit challenging illegal IRS subsidies being issued as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The

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Schools across Oklahoma can continue selling food at fundraisers, officials rule

10/18/14 NewsOK: Schools across Oklahoma can continue selling food at fundraisers, officials rule Oklahoma students can continue with their fundraising efforts as in years past after state Board of Education members Friday granted exemptions in a federal law monitoring snacks

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Health care law winds up discouraging work, upward mobility. Economist’s study is damning

10/16/14 The Oklahoman Editorial Board: Health care law winds up discouraging work, upward mobility. Economist’s study is damning BACKERS of Obamacare sometimes claim that increasing insurance coverage will make it easier for many citizens to achieve the American dream. Yet

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Boom town: City lures big brands. Name retailers continue to make Owasso home.

October 13, 2014 Tulsa World: staff writer Rhett Morgan. Boom town: City lures big brands. Name retailers continue to make Owasso home. OWASSO — The undefeated high school football team isn’t the only group in Owasso on a roll.  So

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Producing for Oklahoma’s future

October 10, 2014 The Journal Record: Producing for Oklahoma’s future Guest Colum by James Roller This state’s new millennium oil boom has seen crude oil production reach 30-year highs, and Oklahoma workers are reaping the benefits of increased oil and

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Boeing to bring 900 jobs to Oklahoma

The Norman Transcript October 2, 2014 Boeing will bring approximately 900 new jobs to Oklahoma City as part of ongoing plan to remain competitive in the aerospace industry. On Wednesday, the company formally announced the decision to shift its defense-

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