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Several Marijuana Regulation Bills Survive Deadline »

The Legislature still has several bills dealing with medical marijuana regulation to consider. The Tulsa World’s Samantha Vicent writes the bills range from allowing doctors to set THC limits to…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Individual Campaign Contribution Limit Raised »

Oklahoma’s political candidates will be able to collect a little more money from individual donations during the next political year. The Oklahoman’s Nolan Clay writes the Oklahoma Ethics Commission is…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Budget Breakdown: Supplementals »

In the latest edition of Budget Breakdown by the Oklahoma Senate Republicans, supplemental appropriations impact on the state budget is explained. Usually, supplemental appropriations are made when an agency is…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Stitt Makes Appointments for Three State Agency Boards »

Wasting no time in the wake of agency accountability reforms being passed by the Oklahoma Legislature, Governor Stitt has named his appointments for three of the agency boards. Those boards…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

OICA: The More Things Change, The Less They Stay The Same »

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

OCPA: Senate Bill 605 is Bad Policy No Matter Where You Try It »

By Kaitlyn Finley, policy research fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA). Although Oklahomans have wisely rejected repeated attempts to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, new proposals keeping popping…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Delegation on Pot: Lucas Listening to Financial Industry Stakeholders »

Editor’s Note: The McCarville Report is beginning a series of stories on the stances held by the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation concerning marijuana policy. Because Oklahoma is one of the latest…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Stitt Business Transition Plan Wins AG Approval »

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has finalized his review of Governor Stitt’s transition plan to separate himself from his business interests and has given the Governor his approval. The plan…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

School Carry Bill Moves Forward »

One of the bills making past the deadline last week was House Bill 2336 which would allow local school boards to authorize trained personnel to carry a handgun on school…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Lankford Examines Aspects of Trump Budget Proposal at Senate Hearings »

U.S. Senator James Lankford recently participated in two Senate committee hearings which focused on aspects of President Trump’s budget proposal. In speaking with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
General

Several Marijuana Regulation Bills Survive Deadline »

The Legislature still has several bills dealing with medical marijuana regulation to consider. The Tulsa World’s Samantha Vicent writes the…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Individual Campaign Contribution Limit Raised »

Oklahoma’s political candidates will be able to collect a little more money from individual donations during the next political year.…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Budget Breakdown: Supplementals »

In the latest edition of Budget Breakdown by the Oklahoma Senate Republicans, supplemental appropriations impact on the state budget is…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Stitt Makes Appointments for Three State Agency Boards »

Wasting no time in the wake of agency accountability reforms being passed by the Oklahoma Legislature, Governor Stitt has named…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

OICA: The More Things Change, The Less They Stay The Same »

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

OCPA: Senate Bill 605 is Bad Policy No Matter Where You Try It »

By Kaitlyn Finley, policy research fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA). Although Oklahomans have wisely rejected repeated…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Delegation on Pot: Lucas Listening to Financial Industry Stakeholders »

Editor’s Note: The McCarville Report is beginning a series of stories on the stances held by the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Stitt Business Transition Plan Wins AG Approval »

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has finalized his review of Governor Stitt’s transition plan to separate himself from his business…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

School Carry Bill Moves Forward »

One of the bills making past the deadline last week was House Bill 2336 which would allow local school boards…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Lankford Examines Aspects of Trump Budget Proposal at Senate Hearings »

U.S. Senator James Lankford recently participated in two Senate committee hearings which focused on aspects of President Trump’s budget proposal.…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »


Legislature

Several Marijuana Regulation Bills Survive Deadline »

The Legislature still has several bills dealing with medical marijuana regulation to consider. The Tulsa World’s Samantha Vicent writes the bills range from allowing doctors to set THC limits to protections for tenants, landlords, employees and employers. You can read the Tulsa World story here.…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Budget Breakdown: Supplementals »

In the latest edition of Budget Breakdown by the Oklahoma Senate Republicans, supplemental appropriations impact on the state budget is explained. Usually, supplemental appropriations are made when an agency is running out of money during the current fiscal year and the Legislature approves the extra…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

OICA: The More Things Change, The Less They Stay The Same »

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In other words, while we may think we are making a difference, in reality,…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

OCPA: Senate Bill 605 is Bad Policy No Matter Where You Try It »

By Kaitlyn Finley, policy research fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA). Although Oklahomans have wisely rejected repeated attempts to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, new proposals keeping popping up in their place like the many-headed Hydra. The latest expansion proposal at the Oklahoma…

Mar 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

School Carry Bill Moves Forward »

One of the bills making past the deadline last week was House Bill 2336 which would allow local school boards to authorize trained personnel to carry a handgun on school property. The person must hold a valid reserve peace officer certification or a valid handgun…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Stitt Quietly Signs Unity Bill »

It lacked the fanfare of many other bills Governor Stitt has signed recently, but House Bill 2612 was never short on attention. Known as the Unity Bill, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act sets up regulations for Oklahoma’s newly minted medical marijuana industry.…

Mar 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
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State Government

Several Marijuana Regulation Bills Survive Deadline

The Legislature still has several bills dealing with medical marijuana regulation to consider. The Tulsa World’s Samantha Vicent writes the bills range from allowing doctors to set THC limits to protections for tenants, landlords, employees and…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

Individual Campaign Contribution Limit Raised

Oklahoma’s political candidates will be able to collect a little more money from individual donations during the next political year. The Oklahoman’s Nolan Clay writes the Oklahoma Ethics Commission is following the example of the Federal…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

Budget Breakdown: Supplementals

In the latest edition of Budget Breakdown by the Oklahoma Senate Republicans, supplemental appropriations impact on the state budget is explained. Usually, supplemental appropriations are made when an agency is running out of money during the…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

Stitt Makes Appointments for Three State Agency Boards

Wasting no time in the wake of agency accountability reforms being passed by the Oklahoma Legislature, Governor Stitt has named his appointments for three of the agency boards. Those boards are the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority Board,…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

OICA: The More Things Change, The Less They Stay The Same

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In other words, while we…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »
Politics

Several Marijuana Regulation Bills Survive Deadline

The Legislature still has several bills dealing with medical marijuana regulation to consider. The Tulsa World’s Samantha Vicent writes the bills range from allowing doctors to set THC limits to protections for tenants, landlords, employees and…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

Individual Campaign Contribution Limit Raised

Oklahoma’s political candidates will be able to collect a little more money from individual donations during the next political year. The Oklahoman’s Nolan Clay writes the Oklahoma Ethics Commission is following the example of the Federal…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

Budget Breakdown: Supplementals

In the latest edition of Budget Breakdown by the Oklahoma Senate Republicans, supplemental appropriations impact on the state budget is explained. Usually, supplemental appropriations are made when an agency is running out of money during the…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

Stitt Makes Appointments for Three State Agency Boards

Wasting no time in the wake of agency accountability reforms being passed by the Oklahoma Legislature, Governor Stitt has named his appointments for three of the agency boards. Those boards are the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority Board,…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

OICA: The More Things Change, The Less They Stay The Same

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In other words, while we…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »
Education

OICA: The More Things Change, The Less They Stay The Same

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In other words, while we…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

School Carry Bill Moves Forward

One of the bills making past the deadline last week was House Bill 2336 which would allow local school boards to authorize trained personnel to carry a handgun on school property. The person must hold a…

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

Classroom Supplies Tax Credit Passes House

The Oklahoma House is trying to deliver some tax relief to teachers who pay for classroom supplies out of their pocket. House Bill 2502 passed on Monday. House Speaker Charles McCall wrote the bill giving teachers…

Mar 12 2019 / Read More »

Bill Increasing Payment for Teachers Who Opt Out of Flexible Benefits Moves Past House

The Oklahoma House passed House Bill 2470 on Thursday to provide a larger payment for teachers who opt out of the state’s flexible benefit program. Currently, teachers are given $594 a month to purchase health insurance.…

Mar 8 2019 / Read More »

School Choice Day at the Capitol Set for Thursday

Groups supporting school choice in Oklahoma are set to gather at the Capitol Thursday mid-morning. School Choice Day at the Capitol starts at 11:00 a.m. with parents expected to advocate for the expansion of rights to…

Mar 7 2019 / Read More »
Congress

Delegation on Pot: Lucas Listening to Financial Industry Stakeholders

Editor’s Note: The McCarville Report is beginning a series of stories on the stances held by the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation concerning marijuana policy. Because Oklahoma is one of the latest in a majority of states to…

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

Lankford Examines Aspects of Trump Budget Proposal at Senate Hearings

U.S. Senator James Lankford recently participated in two Senate committee hearings which focused on aspects of President Trump’s budget proposal. In speaking with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Lankford asked about the rise…

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

Mullin: Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal – The Start of Socialism

By Congressman Markwayne Mullin The radical Pelosi Democrats in Washington recently unveiled their large-scale plans to drastically transform our society, best known as the Green New Deal.  It claims to want to take our country to…

Mar 15 2019 / Read More »

Lankford Addresses Issues with China Trade, Religious Freedom

U.S. Senator James Lankford took aim at China on Wednesday while delivering a speech on the Senate Floor. Oklahoma’s junior Senator outlined his concerns about the Chinese taking American intellectual property, addressing tariffs and agriculture subsidies,…

Mar 14 2019 / Read More »

Cole Sees Good and Bad in Trump Budget Proposal

Congressman Tom Cole believes President Trump’s budget proposal is a starting point for Congress to come up with a federal spending plan. He sees both the good and bad in the proposal. “In order for the…

Mar 13 2019 / Read More »
About Mike & Jason

Mike McCarville Teen Correspondent, Oklahoma City Times 1957-58 U. S. Army 1958-61 507th U. S. Army Security Agency, Heilbronn, Germany U. S. Army Engineer Center, Ft. Belvoir, Va, host of “Fort Belvoir In Review” on WWDC…

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