Four Weeks into the Session, a Closer Look at Where Things Stand

At the one-quarter mark of the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers have a number of unresolved issues — chiefly the $878 million budget gap for next fiscal year. But many Republicans want to look at possible spending and tax-break cuts before they decide on revenue-raising ideas.

Players and Money Behind Penny Sales Tax Campaigns

Millions of dollars will be spent in the coming months in an effort to convince Oklahomans to vote for or against the education sales tax. What voters don’t know is where the money being spent is coming from.

Penny Hike Would Make Oklahoma King in Sales Taxes

A proposed penny sales tax increase for education would push Oklahoma to the top of the list of states with the highest combined state and local sales taxes.