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Jonathan Small statement on ‘McGirt v. Oklahoma’ court decision

  OCPAThink.org   Responding to Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement: “This week’s Court ruling reminds us that, in times like we’re living in today, it’s more important than ever that we all remain united for Oklahoma. “The […]

OCPA’s Jonathan Small Comments on 2019 Legislative Session

Staff Report   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 […]

Retirement provision boosts superintendents’ pensions

Jonathan Small It’s long been known that several Oklahoma public school superintendents earn more than the governor, but a provision of the Oklahoma Teacher Retirement System (OTRS) assures that some of them will get fatter pensions as well. That provision gives many retiring educators a pension boost by figuring their retirement benefits based on a […]

COMMENTARY: At OU, refreshing leadership

  Jonathan Small   More than three months ago, I said incoming University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly was a terrific hire. Since then, Gallogly has focused on the core work of a university, showing a relentless dedication to what’s best for students and their families. Presiding over his first meeting of the OU Board […]

COMMENTARY (Part II): It didn’t start with County Commissioners, and didn’t end with the Health Department – Dealing with mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse in Oklahoma Government

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Part I of this commentary examined the current controversy centered on mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse at the Oklahoma Department of Health. That portion of this review of Oklahoma governance also touched on state government’s unwillingness to implement – either rapidly or incrementally – a broad bipartisan consensus on […]

OCPA’s Jonathan Small: ‘No need for a special session’

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – After Gov. Mary Fallin announced her intention to convene a special session of the Oklahoma Legislature on September 25, OCPA President Jonathan Small released the following statement: “There is simply no need for a special session. For the fiscal health of Oklahoma, officials should look into moving funds already […]

Jonathan Small named president of Oklahoma’s leading state public policy ‘think tank’

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs board of trustees has named Jonathan Small as the organization’s next president. Small will officially assume the role January 1, 2016. “The board is confident in our decision to name Jonathan as president,” said Dr. David Brown, Chairman of OCPA. “Jonathan has served OCPA […]

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