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SoonerPoll: 97.8% Support Higher Teacher Pay »

Oklahomans overwhelmingly support higher pay for teachers, according to a new SoonerPoll. Only 1.4% of the respondents opposed higher teacher pay; 58% believe it should be based on merit while…

Jan 31 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Romney Tells Oklahomans He’s Out »

Mitt Romney today told supporters, including numerous Oklahomans, that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. The announcement came in a conference call this morning.…

Jan 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Majority Designs Wins C&E Awards »

Another Oklahoma consulting firm has been cited for excellence. For the fourth straight year, Campaigns & Elections trade magazine has awarded Majority Designs its top award for advertising in a political campaign.…

Jan 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Hofmeister Gains Standards Committee Seat »

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister wants a standards committee created by the Legislature to be subject to the open meetings law, she told the State Board of Education today. Sources say…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Lankford Votes For Keystone XL Pipeline »

Senator James Lankford released the following statement in support of Senate passage of the Keystone XL pipeline by a 62-36 vote: “The Keystone XL pipeline infrastructure project would infuse billions…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Barresi Spent $1.3 Million »

Former Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi spent $1.3 million on her losing reelection campaign: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/2014_elections/janet-barresi-tops-list-of-political-donors-in-oklahoma/article_40afba5f-9bef-51c8-9409-a6479fc6d2c5.html…

Jan 29 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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SoonerPoll: 97.8% Support Higher Teacher Pay »

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Oklahomans overwhelmingly support higher pay for teachers, according to a new SoonerPoll. Only 1.4% of the respondents opposed higher teacher…

Jan 31 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Social Media: What He/She Photographed »

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Labor Commissioner Mark Costello is on Facebook with this photo of Elgin Middle School Students during Colonial Day at the…

Jan 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Long-missing Capitol Sconces Reinstalled »

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Workers install first of two restored sconces outside the Senate Chamber.  Original to the building when it was first completed…

Jan 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Romney Tells Oklahomans He’s Out »

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Mitt Romney today told supporters, including numerous Oklahomans, that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. The announcement came in…

Jan 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Majority Designs Wins C&E Awards »

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Another Oklahoma consulting firm has been cited for excellence. For the fourth straight year, Campaigns & Elections trade magazine has…

Jan 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Officials Back School Choice »

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Appearing at a press conference promoting School Choice week were Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, Senator…

Jan 30 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Lankford Gets 5 Appropriations Subcommittee Seats »

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The powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations today named Senator James Lankford to five Subcommittees: Energy and Water Development; Commerce, Justice,…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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BREAKING NEWS: Kern Withdraws Anti-Gay Bill »

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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 not accomplish my desired purpose. “Across the country, business…

Jan 29 2015 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Opinion: Health Care Policy Reforms Must Be Pursued »

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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 and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) changes how people…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

McCarville: Kern’s Outrageous Bill »

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  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 because they are…gay and lesbian. House Bill 1597 would…

Jan 28 2015 / 13 Comments / Read More »

Fallin Sidesteps Gay Discrimination Question »

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Governor Fallin declined to directly answer a question about restaurants serving gays and lesbians: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/capitol_report/gov-mary-fallin-sidesteps-question-on-discrimination-against-gays/article_9c486ca7-c402-5a66-9de8-2c0c874cabce.html…

Jan 28 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Kenneth Corn: Reform The State Spending Process »

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Kenneth Corn Oklahoma has been blessed with resources that boost our economy. For most of modern history, the oil and gas industry has been one of the bedrock industries building our state and providing good jobs to thousands of Oklahomans. While it has been a…

Jan 28 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Social Media: What He/She Said: Harold Wright On Cultural Center »

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Some believe that momentum is building for action to be taken on the Native American Cultural Center, and Rep. Harold Wright is throwing his full support behind it. The Weatherford lawmaker says that no action is the worst action. Here is the lengthy argument he…

Jan 27 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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SoonerPoll: 97.8% Support Higher Teacher Pay

Oklahomans overwhelmingly support higher pay for teachers, according to a new SoonerPoll. Only 1.4% of the respondents opposed higher teacher pay; 58% believe it should be based on merit while 39.8% believe it should be across…

Jan 31 2015 / Read More »
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Long-missing Capitol Sconces Reinstalled

Workers install first of two restored sconces outside the Senate Chamber.  Original to the building when it was first completed in 1917, the sconces had been missing for decades until they were discovered in an attic…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »
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Where Have We Heard This Before?

Governor Fallin says state agency leaders should get ready for budget cuts: http://newsok.com/fallin-agencies-should-prepare-for-potential-cutbacks/article/5388523…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »
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Social Media: What He/She Said…Gary Jones Says Complete Government Reform Is Needed

Gary  Jones on Facebook At a conference a couple of years ago someone described our job as auditors was to “speak truth to power.” While I have tried to do that I have come to the conclusion…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »
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Fallin Seeks Veterans Agency Change

There’s a report that Governor Fallin wants changes in the agency dealing with military veterans: http://oklahomawatch.org/2015/01/26/governor-seeking-to-change-leadership-of-state-veterans-agency/…

Jan 27 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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Fallin Sidesteps Gay Discrimination Question

Governor Fallin declined to directly answer a question about restaurants serving gays and lesbians: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/capitol_report/gov-mary-fallin-sidesteps-question-on-discrimination-against-gays/article_9c486ca7-c402-5a66-9de8-2c0c874cabce.html…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »
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Hofmeister Gains Standards Committee Seat

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister wants a standards committee created by the Legislature to be subject to the open meetings law, she told the State Board of Education today. Sources say an ally of former Superintendent Janet…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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Lankford Votes For Keystone XL Pipeline

Senator James Lankford released the following statement in support of Senate passage of the Keystone XL pipeline by a 62-36 vote: “The Keystone XL pipeline infrastructure project would infuse billions of dollars into our economy and…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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Barresi Spent $1.3 Million

Former Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi spent $1.3 million on her losing reelection campaign: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/2014_elections/janet-barresi-tops-list-of-political-donors-in-oklahoma/article_40afba5f-9bef-51c8-9409-a6479fc6d2c5.html…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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Board Of Education OKs Hofmeister Budget

The State Board of  Education today approved Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s proposed budget: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/state-superintendent-joy-hofmeister-offers-revised-education-budget-at-first/article_17fc4df5-c095-54e1-a875-30f28e2f7018.html…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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For Some Tulsa Teachers, Travel Equals The Good Life

This report from the Education Action Group says some Tulsa teachers have enjoyed expensive hotel rooms and amenities while traveling: http://eagnews.org/tulsa-school-employees-stay-in-swanky-hotels-while-teachers-get-pink-slips/…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »
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Lankford Gets 5 Appropriations Subcommittee Seats

The powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations today named Senator James Lankford to five Subcommittees: Energy and Water Development; Commerce, Justice, Science; Financial Services and General Government; Labor, HHS, Education; and State, Foreign Operations. “Membership on these…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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Lankford Votes For Keystone XL Pipeline

Senator James Lankford released the following statement in support of Senate passage of the Keystone XL pipeline by a 62-36 vote: “The Keystone XL pipeline infrastructure project would infuse billions of dollars into our economy and…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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Mullin: Conservatives Can’t Get All They Want

Congressman Markwayne Mullin says conservatives can’t get everything they want: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/congressman-markwayne-mullin-conservatives-can-t-have-it-all-/article_f046c51e-d513-546d-adcd-591b7551be98.html…

Jan 24 2015 / Read More »
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Lankford Named Chair Of Homeland Security Subcommittee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today named Senator James Lankford (R-OK) the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management. Committee Chairman Ron Johnson announced the chairmen appointment of the three…

Jan 22 2015 / Read More »
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Delegation Pans Obama Speech

Oklahoma’s congressional delegation reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union speech: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-lawmakers-give-their-take-on-the-state-of-the-union-address/article/5386418…

Jan 20 2015 / Read More »

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