Together Tuesdays Update: Stop con con in committee and the how of the budget hole

In this Together Tuesdays Update I’ll very briefly cover these few important things: What happened in the last week? Advocacy Alert: Con Con bills in committee Issue Spotlight: Explaining the budget hole How together we are making a difference What happened in the past week? Right now bills are passing in committee and moving to the House […]

We did it! (but so did they)

We made a difference!  This legislative session was tough, and maybe even “the worst”, but through all that we can see that our efforts had an impact.  It IS important to celebrate our success as we assess our next steps.  This is a marathon, y’all, not a sprint.   Now we need to know how our legislators voted […]

You too can hurt our schools

All you have to do is stay silent.  In fact, the three Big Oil executives who authored the plan to lock in unnecessary tax credits are counting on you to do just that. But what do the nearly 8,000 Oklahoma kids who could repeat the third grade because they didn’t pass a high-stakes reading test need from you? How about the […]

Time to ask “How do you plan to fund my services if you cut revenues?”

A badly planned and poorly timed tax cut has narrowly passed the House and gone to Governor Fallin for her signature. It schedules automatic tax cuts over the next several years that will cost more than $250 million when fully implemented. So what now? We are still looking at damaging cuts to the public services that matter to you […]