Archive for: February, 2018

School choice advocates look for another year of expansion

Unable to gain large-scale advances in the Oklahoma Legislature over the last few years, school choice advocates have instead focused on small gains that have slowly expanded the state’s voucher program to specific student groups. Launched in 2010, the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program offered state funding for children with special needs to attend private…Read More

Gov. Mary Fallin Delivers Final State of the State Address

Oklahoma’s elected state politicians should find budgetary compromise to avoid more chaos, Gov. Mary Fallin said in her final State of the State address Monday. Fallin’s remarks pulled into focus the results of inaction, and consequences of continuing to fill budget holes with one-time sources of revenue. “One path would be to continue year after…Read More

David Brooks: The Abortion Memo

To: Democratic Party Leaders From: Imaginary Democratic Consultant Re: Late-Term Abortions Dear Democratic Leaders, Last week I watched as our senators voted down the Republican bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. Our people hung together. Only three Democrats voted with the other side. Yet as I was watching I kept wondering: How…Read More