Tuesday, May 22, 2012

To heck with tech

That's the message included in the recently-molded State Budget at least, as that was the only way they decided they could fund higher ed's backlog on endowed chairs. The highly successful EDGE program instituted by our last decent governor has had the plug pulled by GOP legislators who specifically said they wanted to make Oklahoma more competitive with Texas.

Naturally the best way to make Oklahoma more competitive with Texas is not by investing in tech (or even better, pitting tech against higher ed), but by reducing the state's top income tax bracket. What was Henry thinking with economic development initiatives? That's just crazy.

Still trying to get to the bottom of how bad this budget will be for historic preservation...

1 comment:

Joe said...

You're better when you just stick to urban news and leave the politics aside.