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Tulsa Chamber’s McNeil Criticizes Legislature »

The Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce has unleashed its Republican face and former state lawmaker Skye McNeil, now the Chamber’s spokesman, to criticize the Republican-led Legislature. McNiel says Oklahoma is…

Feb 27 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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Former GOP Officials Endorse Pollard »

Three former Republican Party officials today endorsed Pam Pollard in her bid to become Republican State chairman. The three are former National Committee members Lynn Windell, Bunny Chambers and Mary…

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Senate Rules Committee Passes Three Holt Election Measures »

The Senate Rules Committee has advanced three of the proposals introduced by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, to modernize Oklahoma’s election system and increase rapidly declining voter participation. “The three…

Feb 25 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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National Popular Vote Upended »

Users The National Popular Vote movement was upended by the head of the House Elections and Ethics Committee today as Chairman Rep. Paul Wesselhoft said it won’t go forward.…

Feb 25 2015 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Coates On Probation In Texas »

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Former Senator Harry Coates continues to pay the price for a Texas DUI arrest: http://newsok.com/former-oklahoma-state-senator-is-on-texas-probation-for-dwi/article/5397258…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

McCarville: The Book Of Negroes »

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Mike McCarville History intrigues me. Most of my television viewing, other than Thunder games or NASCAR races, involves history. Recently,…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Fallin Names Stansberry To Regional University Regents »

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Governor Fallin today announced the appointment of Mark A. Stansberry, of Edmond, to the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO)…

Feb 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Newberry Explains OEC Audit Report »

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UPDATE: Senator Newberry says there is no audit and that Coffee was retained to defend him against Democratic Party allegations.…

Feb 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Tulsa Chamber’s McNeil Criticizes Legislature »

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The Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce has unleashed its Republican face and former state lawmaker Skye McNeil, now the Chamber’s…

Feb 27 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Pruitt Featured On CPAC Panel »

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Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be a featured panelist on Saturday at the national Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in…

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Coates On Probation In Texas »

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Former Senator Harry Coates continues to pay the price for a Texas DUI arrest: http://newsok.com/former-oklahoma-state-senator-is-on-texas-probation-for-dwi/article/5397258…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Tulsa Chamber’s McNeil Criticizes Legislature »

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The Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce has unleashed its Republican face and former state lawmaker Skye McNeil, now the Chamber’s spokesman, to criticize the Republican-led Legislature. McNiel says Oklahoma is getting a black eye due to controversial measures such as efforts to ban AP History…

Feb 27 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Senate Approves Budget Reform Bill »

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The full Senate has given its approval to a bill that will reform the budgeting process to align resources with state priorities and measurable outcomes. Senator Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, and Rep. Dennis Casey, R-Morrison, are the principal Senate and House authors of Senate Bill 189,…

Feb 26 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Senate Rules Committee Passes Three Holt Election Measures »

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The Senate Rules Committee has advanced three of the proposals introduced by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, to modernize Oklahoma’s election system and increase rapidly declining voter participation. “The three proposals approved in committee represent a great start to this important effort,” Holt said.  “I…

Feb 25 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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White Apologizes To Frustrated Judge

The judge got an apology: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-mental-health-commissioner-apologizes-to-judge-who-threatened-to-have-her-jailed/article/5395934…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »
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African American History Brochure Produced By Tourism & Recreation Department

Tourism & Recreation Department The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department today announced the release of the cultural brochure “Long Road to Liberty: Oklahoma’s African American History and Culture.” The 75-page historical guide is a brochure dedicated…

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »
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Fallin Forms New Education Advisory Committee

Governor’s Office Governor Fallin today announced the formation of the Governor’s Education Advisory Committee. Committee members include representatives of K-12 schools, Career Technology centers, and colleges and universities. The committee will advise the governor on education…

Feb 13 2015 / Read More »
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State Budget May Have A Huge Hole

The state budget may have a huge hole: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-budget-hole-twice-as-big-as-previously-estimated/article/5392952…

Feb 12 2015 / Read More »
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House Rules Committee Advances Elected Official Work Ban

The House Rules Committee passed a measure authored by Speaker Jeffrey W. Hickman that tightens the ban on elected officials being employed by the state when they leave office. If approved by a majority of Oklahoma…

Feb 11 2015 / Read More »
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Social Media: What Lynn Green Wrote On Facebook…

I really, really, really, wish I could watch local news because I like to stay informed, but I get so turned off by the banality of local news, which seems to consist of flashing police lights…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »
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BREAKING NEWS: Kern Withdraws Anti-Gay Bill

Rep. Sally Kern (R-Oklahoma City) released the following statement today regarding House Bill 1597: “After further consideration, I have decided to withdraw House Bill 1597, known as ‘The Business Protection Act.’  The bill as introduced did…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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Opinion: Health Care Policy Reforms Must Be Pursued

Jonathan Small & Senator Ervin Yen Many policy issues will be considered by the Legislature during the 2015 session. No doubt health care will be a topic of discussion. As health care costs continue to grow…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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McCarville: Kern’s Outrageous Bill

  Mike McCarville’s Opinion Which is the more disappointing: Rep. Sally Kern’s outrageous bill, or Governor Fallin’s weak-kneed response to it? Kern’s bill would allow restaurants to refuse to allow service to gays and lesbians just…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »
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Renzi Stone Named To OU Regents

Governor Fallin today announced the appointment of C. Renzi Stone of Oklahoma City to the University of Oklahoma (OU) Board of Regents. He will succeed Tom Clark and will serve a seven–year term, pending confirmation from…

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »
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Fisher Says He’ll Rewrite ‘AP’ Bill

Tulsa World “We’re trying to fix the bill,” state Rep. Dan Fisher, R-Yukon, told The Oklahoman on Wednesday. “It was very poorly worded and was incredibly ambiguous, and we didn’t realize that, so it’s been misinterpreted. We’re going to…

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »
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Social Media: What Linda Murphy Said On Facebook…

So many lies about this bill -HB 1380 AP History. People saying what the intent is, which has nothing to do with anything written or spoken about the bill by the author. Winston Churchill said —…

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »
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AP Controversy Draws National Attention

Banning AP courses in Oklahoma, because of similarities to Common Core, has the nation watching. If you haven’t read about it across social media platforms, you’re probably not very social these days. The Fix, from The…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »
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House Panel Approves Hofmeister Pay Raise Plan

The House Education Appropriations Subcommittee today passed state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s five-year education plan. The plan would increase instructional time in the academic year by five days, and would boost teacher pay by $5,000 over five…

Feb 17 2015 / Read More »
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Lankford Says Ethanol ‘Upgrade’ Will Hurt Economy

U.S. Senator James contends the Environmental Protection Agency will hurt the national economy if it proceeds with a mandated upgrade from E-10 to E-15 ethanol. Speaking in Washington, D.C. at the CQ Roll Call policy forum…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »
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Lankford To Keynote Energy Forum

Senator James Lankford will deliver a keynote speech at tomorrow’s CQ Roll Call policy forum entitled, The Future of Advanced Biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The forum…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »
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Mullin: One Toke Over The Line

Congressman Markwayne Mullin discussed the difference between alcohol and marijuana during a town hall meeting: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/capitol_report/one-toke-over-the-line-says-congressman-markwayne-mullin/article_d4f2cdba-4a10-5961-a087-5df992e123d1.htm…

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »
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Lucas Names Kirby Smith As Field Rep

Congressman Frank Lucas has named Kirby Smith as his field representative for the southwest portion of Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District, which covers 11 counties. Smith, a native of Elk City, previously served as the Public Information…

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »
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Photos Given Inhofe Real Or Fake?

A controversy surrounds photos given Senator Jim Inhofe: http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepage1/randy-krehbiel-u-s-sen-jim-inhofe-undeterred-by-photo/article_3e450e85-2108-5f21-a576-1b334697418a.html…

Feb 13 2015 / Read More »

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