The top 1 percent of earners in Oklahoma are taxed at an effective rate of 6.2 percent, compared to the state’s 10.7 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.
Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Tulsa ranks 12th for the state of its finances, having $100 in surplus funds per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.
The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Oklahoma is 1 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.
Oklahoma finished 13th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.
Oklahoma was not included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.
Oklahoma would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.
Mike Gundy, head football coach at Oklahoma State University, earned $5 million in 2018, making Gundy the highest-paid public employee in Oklahoma last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.
Legislative appropriations for Oklahoma arts agencies are projected to reach $2.9 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 74 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.
Borrowers in Oklahoma who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 1,662, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal agency research dollars going to Oklahoma totaled $254.8 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $2,986,826 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Oklahoma, the 34th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.
Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Oklahoma) did not respond to requests for comment from the Oklahoma Business Daily regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.