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COMMENTARY – Boom, Bust, Recovery, and punishing success: Punitive steps toward Oklahoma oil and gas are unwise

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – The drive to raise gross production taxes levied on Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry to 7 percent, in baffling retaliation against the recent success flowing from increased efficiency in extraction, continues. For many, the success of the industry dictates the necessity to punish it. But such punishment […]

Oklahomans overwhelmingly support oil and natural gas industry, WPAi survey finds

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – CapitolBeatOK, an online news site, has learned that a study conducted by WPA Intelligence – (WPAi) a firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado — found that state voters have a strongly favorable image of the oil and natural gas industry. The following summary, adapted directly […]

From Ken Miller: Oil and gas tax collections edge up in October gross receipts report

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – For the first time in almost two years, October tax collections from the production of oil and natural gas topped collections from the same month of the prior year, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced today as he released the monthly Gross Receipts to the Treasury report. While still significantly lower […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club releases 2016 Legislative Scorecard

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club has released its 2016 Legislative Scorecard authored by Johnson Bridgwater, the organization’s director and state lobbyist. “Overall, we were pleased that the worst legislation from an environmental perspective failed to make any progress,” Bridgwater said. “But we also saw things like the loss […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club participates in Earth(quake) Day Rally at state Capitol

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, April 12, the Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club participated in the “Earth(quake) Day Rally at the state Capitol.  The event was hosted by State Representative Richard Morrissette (D-Oklahoma City). Approximately 100 people attended and heard leaders of ten local organizations speak on the issues of the recent siege […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: The City Sentinel: Top stories of 2015 include revenue crunch, Glossip fallout

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Humbly submitted for your consideration, The City Sentinel’s Top Ten News Stories for 2015. In first place, after years of surging government revenues flowing from a robust state and local economy, the City of Oklahoma City now reports this  bottom line: Local sales tax revenues have declined four of the […]

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