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EVENT: Everytown For Gun Safety launch today uniting multiple organizations

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April 16, 2014
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Taylor Maxwell: taylor.maxwell@berlinrosen.com

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 ‘EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY’ TO LAUNCH TODAY IN COLUMBUS, UNITING MAYORS, MOMS, GUN VIOLENCE SURVIVORS, FAITH LEADERS, AND OTHER OHIOANS TO END GUN VIOLENCE

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Quote of the Day 4/16/2014

These revenue issues are the creation of government, not the economy. Off-the-top apportionments, corporate income tax declines, tax credits and other tax and budgeting choices that in some cases date back decades are the reason this situation exists.”
-Oklahoma Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger, speaking about March revenues for Oklahoma coming in $41 million below estimates and the possibility of mandatory budget cuts for all state agencies this year (Source: http://bit.ly/1qIHatx)

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48th

Oklahoma’s rank out of all fifty states and the District of Columbia for the share of personal income going to state and local taxes in 2011.
Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute
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Public Assets Institute’s Second Decade

“Inequality for All,” the documentary featuring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, makes one major point: income disparity between those at the top and everyone else is killing the middle class. And if you’re thinking, “Oh, that’s a problem in the rest of the country, not in Vermont,” think again.
I saw the film at the Savoy in Montpelier last week with a group of about 50 others, many of whom were legislators. Public Assets Institute was one of the sponsors of this screening.

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In The Know: March revenues down 9.1 percent after major increase in corporate tax credit claims

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

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NC refuses Medicaid expansion and Wilkes County hurts – badly

You could tell this story in any one of the most rural counties in North Carolina. From the Wilkes Journal-Patriot in a stunning story yesterday:
Over half of the 898 people who contacted a temporary counselor in Wilkes County for

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Charter schools must disclose salaries, say state education officials in a reverse decision

As reported today in the Charlotte ObserverState Board of Education chairman William Cobey along with State Superintendent June Atkinson have gone on the record to say that the state’s charter schools, which are public, should disclose the salaries … Read More...

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How Racial Bias Corrupts Juries

This piece originally appeared on Salon.

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Retired Supreme Court justice explains how to fix the Second Amendment

As was noted in yesterday’s Weekly Briefing, “A Tax Day sermon,” it can be a fascinating exercise to briefly contemplate just how far to the right American politics have been pushed in the last few decades as a result … Read More...

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Medicaid on the chopping block

Download the TogetherOK fact sheet: SoonerCare Cuts Threaten Oklahoma’s Health
Photo by Eric Tastad used under a Creative Commons license.

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