Oklahoma Economy http://publicradiotulsa.org en StudioTulsa on Health: How Healthy Are Oklahoma Hospitals? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-how-healthy-are-oklahoma-hospitals <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host Dr. John Schumann speaks with the president and CEO of the Oklahoma Hospital Association, Craig Jones. About one in three Oklahomans lack adequate health insurance across our state; this means that state hospitals end up administering about $500 million in uncompensated care each year. Why is this the case? And can these numbers be changed? Jones also discusses Oklahoma's refusal to expand Medicaid, and how that decision will affect our hospitals --- as well as its impacts on health outcomes and measurements.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:30:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 41399 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: How Healthy Are Oklahoma Hospitals? Treasurer to Assess Oklahoma Finances for Fiscal Year http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/treasurer-assess-oklahoma-finances-fiscal-year <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller is to give his take on how the state fared financially in the just-concluded fiscal year.</p><div><p>Miller is to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Capitol.</p><p>The treasurer says he will release information on the state&#39;s economic health based on tax revenue collected in June and throughout last fiscal year.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 13:07:33 +0000 Associated Press 21681 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Treasurer to Assess Oklahoma Finances for Fiscal Year Economic Warning Signs Ahead http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/economic-warning-signs-ahead <p>There are some economic trouble spots being indicated in the latest nine-state mid-America region survey. The survey is complied in Omaha at Creighton University. Supervising the project is Doctor Ernie Goss.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:59:41 +0000 John Durkee 21542 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Economic Warning Signs Ahead At the End of the Oklahoma Legislature's 2011-2012 Session, We Offer a Postgame with David Blatt http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/end-oklahoma-legislatures-2011-2012-session-we-offer-postgame-david-blatt <p>The second regular session of the 53rd Oklahoma Legislature (2011-2012) was recently adjourned. (The state legislature will convene for its first regular session of the 54th Oklahoma Legislature [2013-2014] on January 8th, 2013.) With the session now over, many citizens are wondering why the legislature DIDN&#39;T adopt a tax-cut plan. Wasn&#39;t this the oft-repeated aim of the GOP-controlled House, Senate, and Governor&#39;s Mansion? Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:02:22 +0000 Rich Fisher 20064 at http://publicradiotulsa.org At the End of the Oklahoma Legislature's 2011-2012 Session, We Offer a Postgame with David Blatt Jonathan Willner, an Economist at OCU, Rejects Calls by OK Politicians to Omit the State Income Tax http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/jonathan-willner-economist-ocu-rejects-calls-ok-politicians-omit-state-income-tax <p>Should we --- could we --- really do away with the personal income tax here in Oklahoma? The State Legislature is now considering various proposals to reduce and/or eliminate the state&#39;s personal income tax; these proposals are largely based on a study prepared for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs by economist (and former Reagan administration economic advisor) Arthur Laffer and his colleagues. But what if this study is, in fact, bogus? That&#39;s the claim now being made by a number of well-respected economists across the state. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:27:23 +0000 Rich Fisher 15903 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Jonathan Willner, an Economist at OCU, Rejects Calls by OK Politicians to Omit the State Income Tax