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Why Oklahoma and Other Red States Might Pump Up Gasoline Taxes to Fill Budget Holes

State taxes on motor fuel haven’t been touched since 1987. There are a lot of similarities between the situation then and what Oklahoma lawmakers now face: An economy shaken by low oil prices and dwindling revenue streams to fund state government.


The Promise and Peril of $1 Gasoline in Oil-Rich Oklahoma

“It makes anybody happy when they get something for a lesser price,” he says. “Now, of course, that has all kinds of repercussions on the other side, you know, in a state like Oklahoma, where a lot of the tax revenues come from it.”


Litigation and Low Prices Drill Oil Industry in Osage County

Mike Mackey, owner of Osage Wireline Inc. cut half his workforce last month.