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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

Will The 57th Oklahoma Legislature Effect Change?
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Will The 57th Oklahoma Legislature Effect Change?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Oklahoma convenes a new legislature every two years. 2019 will mark the opening of the 57thLegislature. When the dust settled after the Nov. 6 elections, not much changed. Of the 101 members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, 76 will be Republicans and 25 will be Democrats. Currently, there are no independents…

Don’t Mess With Texas
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Don’t Mess With Texas

BY DAVID PERRYMAN This is the time of year that we hear about how Oklahoma needs to be more like Texas. Normally, the discussion begins with someone remarking how groceries aren’t taxed in Texas or if it is true that Texas has no income tax. Usually someone in the room who has just returned from…

One Dip Or Two?
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One Dip Or Two?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN A venture into Haskell Head’s Pharmacy in the early 1960s was an amazing experience. Not only did the small storefront have that feeling that it had been there since statehood, collecting and retaining all sorts of unique merchandise, it was a dimly lit cavern of curiosity. Items hung from the walls and…

Medical Marijuana Makes Good Sense
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Medical Marijuana Makes Good Sense

BY GARY EDMONDSON If we live long enough, we eventually get around to doubting some of our memories. I remember watching my hometown Westfield Shamrocks overcome a 20-point deficit in the final two minutes to win a basketball game. [The guards just kept stealing passes in the backcourt.] A Hoosier pal reconfirmed the occurrence several…

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