Dank surprised at interest drawn by tax-credit study (access required)

Rep. David Dank’s study of tax credits had to be moved to a larger State Capitol committee room (one with overflow space) and—from members’ remarks, questions, a boatload of speakers and a bit of back-and-forth with some industry reps—lasted right ...

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Fent files new budget-bill challenge (access required)

Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent has challenged another budget-related bill, arguing that it violates a provision in the Oklahoma Constitution prohibiting most legislative measures from covering more than a single subject. The first section of Senate Bill 976 modifies statutory language ...

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Aerospace engineer tax credit law may not cover interns, leased employees (access required)

A couple of problems have developed with Oklahoma’s aerospace engineer tax credit law, Executive Director Victor Bird told the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission on Thursday. The law, in whose drafting Bird played a major role, authorizes a $5,000 tax credit for ...

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Dank tax credit study launches Friday (access required)

Rep. David Dank will open his much-anticipated study of state tax credits with a look at the fact that some credits can be used to soften the effect of guaranty-fund assessments on insurance companies. The Task Force for the Study of ...

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Stanford University project tracks newspaper numbers over time (access required)

Stanford University has developed a neat project that tracks U.S. newspapers over time, which has produced some interesting information using data from the Library of Congress. For example, this year there are about 13,670 newspapers throughout the country. That has ...

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