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OCPA’s Jonathan Small Comments on 2019 Legislative Session

Darla Shelden Story by on May 24, 2019 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Photo provided.

Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Photo provided.

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Oklahoma City – Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement in late May, as the 2019 session of the Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up.

“This year the Legislature advanced many important reforms that OCPA has endorsed for years. Those measures, if implemented correctly, should result in better oversight of government and less waste,” Small said.

“However, the Legislature’s inability to expand the Equal Opportunity Scholarship program is a particularly glaring failure, especially since lawmakers doubled a ‘Hollywood handout,’ a voucher that sends millions of dollars to out-of-state producers such as disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

“Thousands of children with special needs, kids struggling with addiction, and students living with the challenges of poverty are desperately seeking to attend schools that can best serve them, and this session let them down. Those children deserve better, and OCPA will continue to advocate for them.”

 

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