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It’s Time To Sunset Turnpike Location Authorizations in Oklahoma

Do you know that Oklahoma statute authorizes 35 locations throughout the state for turnpikes? Some of these turnpikes are already built (such as the Turner Turnpike which celebrates 70 years of tolls this year.) However, there are many statutorily approved turnpikes that could be built over people and legislators who remain unaware of this situation. …

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Oklahoma, Take Your Eyes Off the Road. Part 3 of the “Oklahoma, you have a turnpike problem” series

**Originally written by Katherine (Tassie) Hirschfeld, Ph.D., in July 2022.  Updated December 2022 and printed here with permission of author.** Oklahomans, what are we going to do about the Turnpike problem?  It has only gotten worse since my first column back in May (Part 1).  Despite multiple lawsuits alleging serious illegalities on the part of …

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Is Oklahoma on the way to Pennsylvania? Part 2 of the “Oklahoma, you have a turnpike problem” series.

**Originally written and published by Katherine (Tassie) Hirschfeld, Ph.D., in the Oklahoman in May 2022.  Updated December 2022 and re-printed here with permission of author.** This week’s column starts with a pop quiz:   How much does it cost to drive from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Turnpike?   The answer has two parts:  1) …

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Oklahoma, you have a turnpike problem: Part 1

**Originally written and published by Katherine (Tassie) Hirschfeld, Ph.D., in the Oklahoman on April 26, 2022.  Updated December 2022 and re-printed here with permission of author.** Oklahoma, you have a turnpike problem.  It is not a partisan problem.  It affects citizens of all political affiliations.  It is not a NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) problem.  The state Turnpike …

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The Biggest Bully on the Block: Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

**Originally written and published by Bryan Armstrong on Ignite Liberty in March 2022.  Re-printed here with permission of author.** A Brief Background of the OTA   Imagine for a moment if the state legislature decided to create a privately funded organization in order to take over an essential function of government, and then gave that …

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