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Cooperation and compromise


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Vince Orza
The Legislature has been back in town for about a month, facing a different set of circumstances than in recent years. Money is a little tighter, meaning the recent windfall of energy-generated taxes ...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Equal


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Vince Orza
Don't you just love it when elected officials see themselves as so much better than the rest of us? The latest example of this is five "lawmakers/breakers" who are too busy to file their income taxes....
 
Thursday, February 21, 2008

What Oklahoma does well


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Vince Orza
I sat down to write a list of famous and distinguished people who have ties to Oklahoma. The list turned out to be too long to print.   The state has been a leader in energy for more than a cen...
 
Thursday, January 17, 2008

An idiotic law


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Vince Orza
Send them all back, let them stay, amnesty, prison, give them driver's licenses or don't, build a wall "¦ this is about as deep as the discussion on illegal immigration gets. Politicians have managed t...
 
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Visionary leadership


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Vince Orza
Oklahoma and Oklahoma City have been enjoying several years of prosperity. Some of the credit goes to former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick for his visionary leadership on MAPS. Norick convinced voter...
 
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Crediting Coburn


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Vince Orza
By any definition, Sen. Tom Coburn is very conservative. Some of his social positions have made him the subject of ridicule. On the other hand, he has distinguished himself as one of the most honest m...
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Small world


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Vince Orza
I travel a lot, and I'm always amazed at how many people I meet with Oklahoma connections. Years ago, while I was in Moscow, Enid attorney Stephen Jones " the man who would defend Oklahoma City federa...
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

A tenth of a cent


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Vince Orza
Critics of business and industry love to point out cases of corporate greed. Rarely do they praise industries for doing the right thing. One of Oklahoma's largest industries is energy, employing tens ...
 
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Land of opportunity


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Vince Orza
I spent some time with a group of college students in a business internship discussing leadership and success. During the question-and-answer session, I got the "can we find a decent career in Okl...
 
Thursday, July 19, 2007

Command performance


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Vince Orza
Several recent stories highlight the inefficiency of government and the often tragic results that follow. By April 20, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services had learned about a day care program op...
 
Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tort deform?


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Vince Orza
At a time when Tulsa and Oklahoma City are enjoying an economic renaissance, the state's business climate and reputation took a blow to the head, thanks to a tort-reform veto by the governor. What cou...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Oklahoma's education problem


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Vince Orza
The Art Buchwald quote too many cannot read or write, but they can multiply, sums up some of Oklahoma's education situation. In spite of years of work and signs of progress to improve our public schoo...
 
Thursday, May 3, 2007

Purchasing a presidency


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Vince Orza
The 2008 presidential election is more than a year away and campaigns are already in full swing. The candidates will spend about $1 billion trying to get elected. It's no coincidence the best-financed...
 
Thursday, April 5, 2007

A smarter immigration policy


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Vince Orza
America is a nation of immigrants. With the exception of American Indians, all of us are from somewhere else. Many would argue (including me, the grandson of four Italians) that America's greatness co...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

MAPS 3?


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Vince Orza
Nearly two decades ago, President George H.W. Bush made the promise "no new taxes," which gave every other politician cover to make the same promise. Then Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick didn't follow;...
 
Thursday, February 8, 2007
 
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