Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell participated in a forum hosted by the Oklahoma Academy at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah on Tuesday. “We have $450 million in incentives before the rubber-stamp Incentive Evaluation Commission,” Powell said. “None of that is being talked about. Our Legislature apparently thinks every red cent of that is essential to […]
Chris Powell was quoted in Muskogee Politico in opposition to lowering the 3/4ths requirement for the Legislature to raise taxes. See http://www.muskogeepolitico.com/2018/03/gubernatorial-candidates-respond-to.html
Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell calls for moving more of the K-12 education budget out of the hands of the Legislature and increasing local control of the classroom.
Video available here from the Tulsa World of the Tulsa Northside forum. I am featured at about the 5:13 mark discussing failure of the Legislature to prioritize spending.
The Daily Oklahoman featured an opinion piece by former Oklahoma Libertarian Party chair and current gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell opposing the suggestion from the Oklahoma Academy that our state move to a “Top-Two” primary system. See the article at http://newsok.com/article/5583742.
Former Oklahoma Libertarian Party chairman and current gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell issued the following statement in response to Gov. Fallin placing SQ 788 regarding medical cannabis on the primary election ballot: “I am gratified to know that SQ 788 will be put before the people of Oklahoma sooner rather than later, and applaud the multitudes […]
Former Oklahoma Libertarian Party chairman and current gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell issued the following statement in response to Gov. Fallin’s veto of all but a few portions of HB1019, the revised general appropriations bill: “This latest plot twist in the ongoing budget fiasco exemplifies the ongoing failure of leadership from the Governor’s office. We are […]
Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell was unsparing in his criticism of legislative leaders and Gov. Fallin after HB 1054 failed to achieve the necessary 76 votes to pass. “They can’t even enact a bad solution, so the people of Oklahoma get no solution at all,” said Powell, “this failure is just another demonstration of the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Powell blames both the Legislature and Governor for mental health cuts In the wake of unprecedented cuts to mental health services by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced by Commissioner Terri White, leading Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell placed the blame squarely on state legislative leaders and […]