Our elected officials have made it official! Oklahoma is looking at a $1.3 billion shortfall in public funding. Republican officials blame the shortfall on the cyclical nature of the oil industry, but a review of the numbers says that simply is not true. Responsibility for this disaster rests solidly at the feet of conservative lawmakers. Their constant attacks on state funding mechanisms and state services have led us to this point. Read more.
– David Walters was the 24th governor of Oklahoma and is president of OKC-based Walters Power International. This essay was edited by Larry Stone, a high tech entrepreneur and self-styled recovering former Republican.