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Oklahoma Gazette News: Eminent development?
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Oklahoma City is moving forward with eminent domain proceedings in order to acquire land for a proposed downtown convention center.
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It's a sad day for freedom in Oklahoma. SB1456 was promoted as a way to get sol…

It's a sad day for freedom in Oklahoma.

SB1456 was promoted as a way to get solar and wind users to pay their "fair share" of infrastructure costs for sending excess electricity back to their local electric company. Not mentioned was the fact that these companies are government-protected monopolies and customers have no choice about doing business with them. The message this sends to Oklahomans is: "You want to stand on your own two feet and live "off the grid"? Fat chance!"

This bill treats Oklahomans as serfs, not free citizens.

It's time to recognize that the "natural monopoly" approach to infrastructure is a scam. What infrastructure needs is a free market. End the government's power to grant monopolies. Abolish the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Separate state and utilities.
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This is not about making utility customers pay "their fair share". This is about…

This is not about making utility customers pay "their fair share". This is about forcing Oklahomans to do business with a government-protected monopoly.


Gov. Mary Fallin signs distributed generation bill
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Oklahoma Fallin signed a bill that would allow regulated electric utilities to establish a new customer class for users of rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines.
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What St Louis – and every city – needs is more freedom, not more regulations.

What St Louis - and every city - needs is more freedom, not more regulations.
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Oklahomans for Individual Rights’s Facebook Wall 2014-04-21 13:27:32


Oklahoma's school testing system disrupted
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The issue was discovered at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.
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Yep, you're reading that right: craft beer makers require federal approval for t…

Yep, you're reading that right: craft beer makers require federal approval for their labels.

Disgusting.


Anthem approved for several labels
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Anthem Brewing Co. has been approved by the feds for several new beer labels.
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Yes, folks, there you have it: Oklahoma's budget "shortfall" is an illusion due…

Yes, folks, there you have it: Oklahoma's budget "shortfall" is an illusion due to the fact that - even though state revenues are growing - special interests demand even more money. All these dire straits and emergencies they claim to exist are due solely to the fact that government is intruding in areas it shouldn't be, rejecting the principle that the only moral function of government is the protection of individual rights - nothing more, nothing less.


Earmarking practice fuels artificial budget problems for Oklahoma policymakers
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EARMARKING state funds for specific purposes before any deposit is made into the state’s general revenue fund has created serious budget challenges in Oklahoma. Due to such skimming, total state tax collections have increased but lawmakers still face a $188.5 million budget “shortfall.” Yet some law…
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Separate state and utilities!

Separate state and utilities!
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The long-term solution to this is, of course, to abolish public utilities – that…

The long-term solution to this is, of course, to abolish public utilities - that is: put an end to the government's power to grant monopolies to electricity companies, thereby ending the government protection and control of public utilities, supported by the false dogma of "natural monopolies", thereby cutting off access to government force. This will also require the elimination of the Corporation Commission.

ALL "public" utilities - whether gas, electric, phone, cable, water, trash collection, whatever - should be privately owned on a free market that anyone can enter and compete on, unregulated by the government. A public utility company is a GOVERNMENT utility company. If a "public" utility company is "privately" owned it is in name only.

Separate state and utilities!


PSO customer cries foul over smart meters
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Howard Houchen, a Public Service Company of Oklahoma customer in far southeastern Oklahoma, has long been outspoken against smart meters. "Very concerned from the get go on various aspects of the s...
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