Government Documents

Documents in the News -- Consumer Price Index

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Being a Government Documents Librarian (and gov info junky) I was wide awake when on my morning radio news I heard mention of the Consumer Price Index and a desire to change how it's calculated resulting in a shift of the health of our economy.

Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

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What is the fiscal cliff?
Investopedia defines Fiscal Cliff as "a combination of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board government spending cuts scheduled to become effective Dec. 31, 2012." It is thought that by not extending certain tax cuts and by having an automatic decrease in government spending the country will be sent back into recession due to decreased household incomes and a potential for increased unemployment.

Feedback Wanted

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Yesterday, November 28, the City of Tulsa and the PLANiTULSA team launched a space for an on-going virtual Town Hall. FeedBackTulsa is a place to make comments, share what you love, ask questions or offer suggestions about your fair City of Tulsa.

School Report Cards & School Transfer

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The new A-F Oklahoma School Report Cards have been out awhile. The School Report Cards allow parents and students to gauge the success (or failure) of their school or potential schools. This is the first year the school report cards have been issued on an A-F scale and there has been some confusion about the scoring.

Health Insurance Exchange & Medicaid Expansion

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The big news coming out of Oklahoma yesterday was Governor Fallin’s rejection of state established Health Insurance Exchanges and the Expansion of Medicaid.

You might be asking “what is a health insurance exchange?”

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