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Objections to possible COBO Bond Approval – September 2023

The Council of Bond Oversight (COBO) meeting agenda for Monday September 11, includes as agenda item 3 Discussion and possible action regarding approval of the request from the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to issue up to $500 million of Second Senior Revenue Bonds, Series 2023 In other words, COBO will discuss, and possibly approve, the Oklahoma […]

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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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