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Murphey: For What It Is Worth »

Rep. Jason Murphey It’s at this time of year when the House of Representatives benefits from the inclusion of the new members: collectively known as “The Freshmen”. This year’s freshman…

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Bingman, Hickman Hail Waiver Reinstatement »

Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman said Monday that the reinstatement of Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind waiver ensures the state’s education reform efforts will continue. “With the federal government’s…

Nov 24 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Congressional Delegation’s Power To Grow »

Chris Casteel reports that the Oklahoma congressional delegation is poised to wield power: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-legislators-influence-should-grow-in-congress/article/5369163…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Loveless Celebrates GOP Registration Gains »

Senator Kyle Loveless takes note of current voter registration which shows Republicans topping Democrats for the first time in state history. Loveless posted on Facebook: Today for the first time in Oklahoma…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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’40 Under 40′ Did Well In Elections »

The Washington Post’s selection of “40 Under 40″ politicians did well this year: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/11/19/the-fixs-40-under-40-redux/?tid=hpModule_ba0d4c2a-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Fallin: Obama Move Undermines Rule Of Law, Rewards Illegals »

Governor Fallin tonight released the following statement regarding President Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to up to five million illegal immigrants in the United States: “The United States is a…

Nov 20 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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An Insider’s Story: Run Mitch, Run »

Mike McCarville When Don Cogman called me several years ago to tell me that our longtime friend Mitch Daniels was considering a race for the Republican nomination for president, my…

Nov 20 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Pruitt Pledges Lawsuit Against Obama »

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said tonight he will file a lawsuit against President Obama and his immigration plan: “Tonight, the Administration proved once again that it is willing to mislead…

Nov 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Legislators Warn Of Tax Consequences »

A group of 35 state legislators released an open letter Thursday voicing concerns about the possibility that many tax relief measures passed in Oklahoma over the past decade could be…

Nov 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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A Political Thanksgiving »

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Give thanks for moderate voices and civil discourse.…

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

The New York Times: Irresponsible, Shoddy, Shameful »

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The New York Times has endangered the life of a police officer and his wife. The Times published this: “Officer…

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Murphey: For What It Is Worth »

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Rep. Jason Murphey It’s at this time of year when the House of Representatives benefits from the inclusion of the…

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

OKC Taxpayers Paid Millions To Retirees »

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Oklahoma City taxpayers have paid millions of dollars to retiring municipal employees: http://watchdog.org/184651/okc-taxpayers-fork-millions-retiring-city-workers/…

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

ODOT Employees Send Offensive Emails On State Time »

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Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org Oklahoma Department of Transportation employees are supposed to keep the roads safe and clear, but some…

Nov 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

George Will To Speak At State Chamber Event »

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The State Chamber of Oklahoma hosts its annual Public Affairs Forum featuring a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist…

Nov 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bingman, Hickman Hail Waiver Reinstatement »

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Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman said Monday that the reinstatement of Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind waiver ensures the…

Nov 24 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Lamb Elected Chairman Of GOP Lieutenant Governors Association »

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Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb was named Chairman to the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) executive committee. Lieutenant Lamb will be…

Nov 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

No Child Left Behind Waiver Good News, But… »

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Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative Executive Director Jennifer Monies released the following statement following the announcement that Oklahoma’s waiver from federal…

Nov 24 2014 / 5 Comments / Read More »
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Murphey: For What It Is Worth »

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Rep. Jason Murphey It’s at this time of year when the House of Representatives benefits from the inclusion of the new members: collectively known as “The Freshmen”. This year’s freshman class is particularly large and will represent approximately 20% of the new House membership. I…

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

George Will To Speak At State Chamber Event »

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The State Chamber of Oklahoma hosts its annual Public Affairs Forum featuring a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist George Will on December 3rd. The luncheon event will also feature a question and answer session with a panel of legislative leaders talking about their…

Nov 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Muskogee’s Barbara Staggs Dies At 74 »

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MuskogeeNow.com Barbara Staggs, 74, a longtime educator in Muskogee and state representative as well as a philanthropist throughout the region, died today. She was born in her grandmother’s home in Hulbert in 1940. Her parents moved her to Muskogee three weeks later, where she would…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Small: Pursue Pro-growth Policies »

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Jonathan Small of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs advocates for pro-growth policies: http://m.newsok.com/jonathan-small-oklahoma-lawmakers-should-pursue-pro-growth-policies/article/5369015 …

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Legislators Warn Of Tax Consequences »

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A group of 35 state legislators released an open letter Thursday voicing concerns about the possibility that many tax relief measures passed in Oklahoma over the past decade could be overturned, should the state Supreme Court rule that tax reductions must meet the guidelines of…

Nov 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

CapitolBeakOK: Kay Floyd Guides Lethality Assessment Protocol »

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Senator Kay Floyd guides training for a new  police lethality-assessment protocol:  http://capitolbeatok.com/reports/incoming-senator-kay-floyd-guides-training-for-new-lethality-assessment-protocol…

Nov 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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ODOT Employees Send Offensive Emails On State Time

Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org Oklahoma Department of Transportation employees are supposed to keep the roads safe and clear, but some also used state time and resources to send out potentially offensive emails that referred to the…

Nov 25 2014 / Read More »
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No Child Left Behind Waiver Good News, But…

Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative Executive Director Jennifer Monies released the following statement following the announcement that Oklahoma’s waiver from federal No Child Left Behind mandates has been reinstated: “While it is good news that schools will…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »
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What Baseball Can Teach Government

G. T. Bynum & Preston Doerflinger The baseball book and movie “Moneyball” have a great scene about management evaluating prospective players for the Oakland Athletics’ 2002 roster. In the movie, player scouts huddle in a conference…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »
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Aragaon Returns To Light Duty

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Rita Aragon said today she is returning to light duty after suffering what was described as a mini-stroke recently. On Facebook, the retired Air Force general wrote, “I returned to some light…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »
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Legislators Warn Of Tax Consequences

A group of 35 state legislators released an open letter Thursday voicing concerns about the possibility that many tax relief measures passed in Oklahoma over the past decade could be overturned, should the state Supreme Court…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »
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The New York Times: Irresponsible, Shoddy, Shameful

The New York Times has endangered the life of a police officer and his wife. The Times published this: “Officer Wilson and [blank] own a home together on [blank] Lane in [blank], Mo., a St. Louis…

Nov 26 2014 / Read More »
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Poll: Same-sex Marriage Still Unacceptable

Same-sex marriage may be more acceptable to Oklahomans than it was a decade ago, but the most recent Oklahoma Poll indicates that a large majority still rejects it. The Tulsa World reports details: http://www.tulsaworld.com/newshomepage3/oklahoma-poll-same-sex-marriage-still-opposed-by-most-voters/article_0ce35ed4-148e-5a43-b9f8-07cdfe5c64f6.html…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »
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Video: Charles Barkley Speaks Of Social Ills

Former NBA great Charles Barkley called out “unintelligent” black people for criticizing successful black people as “acting white” or not acting black enough. Barkley’s comments aired during an interview on Philadelphia’s WIP radio this week; Barkley reacted…

Oct 26 2014 / Read More »
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Pruitt: Biblical Principles No Reason For IRS Scrutiny

Attorney General Scott Pruitt President John Adams said, “Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.” However, the federal government may be signaling its intention to forego the wisdom of President Adams. Recently,…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »
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Bingman, Hickman Hail Waiver Reinstatement

Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman said Monday that the reinstatement of Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind waiver ensures the state’s education reform efforts will continue. “With the federal government’s politics now out of the way,…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »
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No Child Left Behind Waiver Good News, But…

Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative Executive Director Jennifer Monies released the following statement following the announcement that Oklahoma’s waiver from federal No Child Left Behind mandates has been reinstated: “While it is good news that schools will…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »
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Lawmaker Proposes Education Bond Issues

Tulsa lawmaker Brian Crain wants bond issues for education: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/oklahoma-lawmaker-proposes-billion-bond-issuses-for-common-higher-education/article_30bd382f-f8de-5294-9e46-35b67e137d68.html…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »
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Hickman Expresses ‘Frustration’ With School Board

House Speaker Jeff Hickman says he is “frustrated” by what he sees as lack of action by the Board of Education: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/legislative-leader-expresses-frustrations-with-board-of-education/article_76ddd725-5690-5b52-bc67-0fa3da80e500.html…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »
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School District Costs Can Be Redirected, Loveless Says

Senate Communications Division Oklahoma’s school districts can redirect more funding to teachers and classrooms by streamlining and consolidating administrative costs, offering parents more choices for their children and eliminating waste, Senator Kyle Loveless said today. The…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »
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Congressional Delegation’s Power To Grow

Chris Casteel reports that the Oklahoma congressional delegation is poised to wield power: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-legislators-influence-should-grow-in-congress/article/5369163…

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »
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’40 Under 40′ Did Well In Elections

The Washington Post’s selection of “40 Under 40″ politicians did well this year: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/11/19/the-fixs-40-under-40-redux/?tid=hpModule_ba0d4c2a-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394…

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »
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Mullin Named To Energy & Commerce Panel

Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has been selected to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee during the 114th Congress. “I am excited to welcome Congressman Mullin to the…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »
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Cole Takes Over Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee

Congressman Tom Cole released the following statement after he was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. “I am honored to be appointed as…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »
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Coburn Warns Of Possible Violence

The Blaze Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) issued an ominous warning Wednesday, warning violence could break out after President Barack Obama announces executive action on immigration Thursday. “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

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