Jason Murphey

Jason Murphey is a State Representative for Oklahoma HD31. He represents South Logan County, North Edmond, Deer Creek and Guthrie. Murphey is a leader in the effort to reduce the size of state government. Because he refuses gifts and campaign contributions from lobbyists and groups that hire lobbyists he agressively leads this effort without being constrained by the demands of the special interests. You can see more of his work here >>> www.hd31.org

Last Monday, legislative leaders positioned Oklahoma to join one other state and several left-leaning cities (including Chicago and Pasadena) in enacting a tax on Netflix users and users of other streaming video services including Hulu and Amazon Video…

Over the past few months, Oklahomans have been alarmed by the numerous tax increase attempts, and rightly so. Everyone loses when government creates new taxes and increases the public tax burden.It’s not hyperbole to suggest that the federal, state…

Last week I wrote of the disastrous 2010 revenue grab by the Legislature. Faced with a 1.2 billion dollar budget deficit, they attempted to shake down the vending machine industry through the enactment of an increase in the vending machine tax.The…

During a recent legislative hearing, we were told of the state’s planned modernization of its human resource management system.According to state officials, the new system will provide the state with a real-time view of the state’s human capital…

If I were a sneaky out-of-state resident who desired to sabotage Oklahoma and ensure its continued dependence upon the capricious whims of the energy sector, I should think my best strategy of attack would be to propose the creation of a new Oklahoma…

It was a question proffered to me by a wise Edmond resident: “Why would you want to do that?”The Edmond resident was responding to my visits to his home as I sought his vote during my initial effort to win election to the House of Representative. His….

Over the past few months Oklahomans have been hearing about the attempt to enact a new tax on “services”. Oklahoma law has historically held services harmless from direct taxation. Those who provide services must already pay income tax on their…

Opposing the Gas Tax Increase

Over the past few days you may have seen news stories describing the impending introduction of a gas tax increase. Those who suggest Oklahoma should increase the gas tax are using the following reasoning: “Oklahoma has the one of the lowest…

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