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Shannon: $807,952 Raised »

Rep. T. W. Shannon raised $807,952 for his U. S. Senate campaign in the first quarter, his report to the Federal Election Commission, online today, shows, Shannon reported cash on…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Holder Cancels Speech »

UPDATE: Ernest Istook will air the protest rally live on his show on KZLS-1640AM, www.kzlsam.com. Channel 2, Tulsa U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has canceled plans to deliver a speech…

Apr 24 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Claremore Businessman Alleges Turner FEC Violation »

A Claremore businessman, Chad Choat, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission aimed at 5th District congressional candidate Mike Turner. Writing on his Facebook page, Choat writes, “Yesterday I…

Apr 24 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »
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Lankford Bases Funds Appeal On Survey Showing ‘Us in a very close race’ »

Congressman James Lankford has based a fund-raising appeal on a new survey that shows him trailing opponent T. W. Shannon in the Republican primary for the U. S. Senate. In…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Bingman: Income Tax Proposal ‘Fiscally responsible’ »

President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman issued the following statement after the House voted to approve SB 1246.  Bingman is principal author of the income tax cut legislation, which now goes…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Coffee Talk »

~ Congressman James Lankford has praise for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback after he signed state bill H.B. 2553, which allows Kansas to join the Health Care Compact. Lankford recently introduced H.J. Res…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Tea Party Activists Weigh In On Senate Race »

Some Tea Party activists and others have weighed in on the U. S. Senate race: http://www.muskogeepolitico.com/…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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New Survey Shows Shannon Surges Past Lankford, 42-32% »

Public Opinion Strategies, a survey research firm working for a group backing Senate candidate T. W. Shannon, says its new survey shows Shannon leading Congressman James Lankford by 10 percent.…

Apr 23 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »
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Lankford: Was Holder Involved In IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups? »

Was Attorney General Eric Holder involved in the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups? Congressman James Lankford tells the Radio Oklahoma Network’s Jerry Bohnen that emails have been found showing how former IRS…

Apr 23 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Testing Failure Brings Pointed Fingers »

This week’s failure of a school testing system has fingers being pointed: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/oklahoma-state-superintendent-barresi-blames-test-vendor-but-others-point/article_523920d5-1086-537e-8fa0-7385ad63003a.html…

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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House Rejects Capitol Repairs Bond Issue »

The Oklahoman The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation that would authorize up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state’s nearly 100-year-old Capitol. Pictured is the Oklahoma state Capitol.…

Apr 22 2014 / 6 Comments / Read More »
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FreedomWorks Endorses Shannon »

The Hill The Tea Party group FreedomWorks is adding its name to the long list of conservatives backing (former) Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R) against Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.)…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Senate Clears House Tax Cut Bill »

Senate Communications Division The full Senate has given its approval to legislation that would reduce Oklahoma’s top income tax rate by .25 and the corporate income tax rate by 1…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Group Produces New Lankford Commercial »

The Foundation for Economic Prosperity, a group supporting Congressman James Lankford in the U. S. Senate race, has produced this new television commercial: For more, read this: http://www.muskogeepolitico.com/2014/04/group-airs-new-pro-lankford-commercial.html…

Apr 22 2014 / 6 Comments / Read More »
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Shannon: $807,952 Raised »

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Rep. T. W. Shannon raised $807,952 for his U. S. Senate campaign in the first quarter, his report to the…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Anderson: $33,268 For DOE Annual Report Too Much »

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Senator Patrick Anderson today said he was shocked that the State Department of Education spent $33,268.00 on its annual report. …

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Energy Index Shows Impact Of Commodity Prices »

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The ebb and flow of crude oil and natural gas prices mark the first contraction of the Oklahoma Energy Index…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Senate Passes Employee Compensation Bill »

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A measure that calls for state employee salaries to reach 90 percent of private-sector pay over a four-year period cleared…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Holder Cancels Speech »

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UPDATE: Ernest Istook will air the protest rally live on his show on KZLS-1640AM, www.kzlsam.com. Channel 2, Tulsa U.S. Attorney…

Apr 24 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Claremore Businessman Alleges Turner FEC Violation »

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A Claremore businessman, Chad Choat, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission aimed at 5th District congressional candidate Mike…

Apr 24 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »

Lankford Bases Funds Appeal On Survey Showing ‘Us in a very close race’ »

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Congressman James Lankford has based a fund-raising appeal on a new survey that shows him trailing opponent T. W. Shannon…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Jones Issues Report On Corporate Tax Revenue Shortfall »

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Auditor Gary Jones has issued a report addressing the short-term impact on the current state budget resulting from an overestimate…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bingman: Income Tax Proposal ‘Fiscally responsible’ »

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President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman issued the following statement after the House voted to approve SB 1246.  Bingman is principal…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Coffee Talk »

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~ Congressman James Lankford has praise for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback after he signed state bill H.B. 2553, which allows Kansas to…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Christian Seeks Impeachment Of Justices »

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The Oklahoman UPDATE: The Court voted unanimously late Wednesday to lift the stay of execution. A member of the Oklahoma…

Apr 23 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

New Survey Shows Shannon Surges Past Lankford, 42-32% »

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Public Opinion Strategies, a survey research firm working for a group backing Senate candidate T. W. Shannon, says its new…

Apr 23 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »

Lankford: Was Holder Involved In IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups? »

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Was Attorney General Eric Holder involved in the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups? Congressman James Lankford tells the Radio Oklahoma Network’s…

Apr 23 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Testing Failure Brings Pointed Fingers »

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This week’s failure of a school testing system has fingers being pointed: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/oklahoma-state-superintendent-barresi-blames-test-vendor-but-others-point/article_523920d5-1086-537e-8fa0-7385ad63003a.html…

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Senate Passes Employee Compensation Bill »

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A measure that calls for state employee salaries to reach 90 percent of private-sector pay over a four-year period cleared the Senate today. House Bill 3293, by state Rep. Leslie Osborn, removes salary structures from statute and gives authority to the Human Capital Resource Division…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Jones Issues Report On Corporate Tax Revenue Shortfall »

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Auditor Gary Jones has issued a report addressing the short-term impact on the current state budget resulting from an overestimate of corporate tax revenues. “It’s as important to understand how the overestimate occurred as it is to respond with a short-term solution and long-range plan,”…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bingman: Income Tax Proposal ‘Fiscally responsible’ »

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President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman issued the following statement after the House voted to approve SB 1246.  Bingman is principal author of the income tax cut legislation, which now goes to Governor Fallin for her consideration. “This plan represents a fiscally responsible way to lower…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Christian Seeks Impeachment Of Justices »

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The Oklahoman UPDATE: The Court voted unanimously late Wednesday to lift the stay of execution. A member of the Oklahoma House drafted a resolution Wednesday seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death row inmates. Republican…

Apr 23 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

House Rejects Capitol Repairs Bond Issue »

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The Oklahoman The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation that would authorize up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state’s nearly 100-year-old Capitol. Pictured is the Oklahoma state Capitol. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman House members voted 62-34 against the Senate-passed measure that…

Apr 22 2014 / 6 Comments / Read More »

Senate Clears House Tax Cut Bill »

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Senate Communications Division The full Senate has given its approval to legislation that would reduce Oklahoma’s top income tax rate by .25 and the corporate income tax rate by 1 full percentage point.  House Bill 2508, by Sen. Mike Mazzei, was approved Tuesday.  A Senate…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Energy Group: Survey Confirms Risk Of Higher Taxes »

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Chad Warmington, President Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association The Sooner Survey that was released today confirms that Oklahomans strongly reject higher taxes on the oil and gas industry, the state’s largest industry and tax payer.  The public understands that higher taxes will lead to fewer…

Apr 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sooner Survey: Don’t Increase Oil And Gas Tax »

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Pat McFerron President, Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates When Oklahomans are asked about our current taxing of oil and natural gas recovered from the horizontal drilling practices, only the most liberal elements of the electorate favor an increase, while the vast majority (69%) support it…

Apr 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Senate Passes Employee Compensation Bill

A measure that calls for state employee salaries to reach 90 percent of private-sector pay over a four-year period cleared the Senate today. House Bill 3293, by state Rep. Leslie Osborn, removes salary structures from statute…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Jones Issues Report On Corporate Tax Revenue Shortfall

Auditor Gary Jones has issued a report addressing the short-term impact on the current state budget resulting from an overestimate of corporate tax revenues. “It’s as important to understand how the overestimate occurred as it is…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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House Rejects Capitol Repairs Bond Issue

The Oklahoman The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation that would authorize up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state’s nearly 100-year-old Capitol. Pictured is the Oklahoma state Capitol. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »
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House OKs Vet Centers Smoking Agreement

The House gave final approval to legislation Wednesday putting into statute an agreement made in 2013 between the Governor and the War Veterans Commission addressing smoking in Oklahoma’s veterans centers.  Senate Bill 1777, by Sen. Frank…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
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Chamber’s Morgan Disagrees With Doerflinger’s Revenue Analysis

State Chamber President and CEO Fred Morgan made the following statement after the latest revenue report released by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services: “We respectfully disagree with some of the analysis in the most…

Apr 15 2014 / Read More »
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House OKs Vet Centers Smoking Agreement

The House gave final approval to legislation Wednesday putting into statute an agreement made in 2013 between the Governor and the War Veterans Commission addressing smoking in Oklahoma’s veterans centers.  Senate Bill 1777, by Sen. Frank…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
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Fallin: Obama Wage Hike Ignores Reality

Governor’s Office Governor Mary Fallin today issued the following statement regarding her opposition to President Obama’s plan to increase the national minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour. Fallin released the statement after signing Senate Bill 1023,…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
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Senate Approves ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ Measure

Senate Communications Division The full Senate has given unanimous approval to a measure aimed at protecting the rights of parents to decide how best to raise their children.  House Bill 1384, by Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie,…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »
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Are We Facing A New McCarthyism?

It’s a question worth pondering: Are we facing a new McCarthyism? http://journalrecord.com/2014/04/09/right-thinking-rise-of-a-new-mccarthyism-opinion/…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »
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Anderson: $33,268 For DOE Annual Report Too Much

Senator Patrick Anderson today said he was shocked that the State Department of Education spent $33,268.00 on its annual report.  The report, which is 60 pages in length and includes 50 glossy color photos and charts,…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Testing Failure Brings Pointed Fingers

This week’s failure of a school testing system has fingers being pointed: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/oklahoma-state-superintendent-barresi-blames-test-vendor-but-others-point/article_523920d5-1086-537e-8fa0-7385ad63003a.html…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
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Deskin Says Barresi ‘A year late and $14 million dollars short’

Democrat Freda Deskin, candidate for schools superintendent, says incumbent Janet Barresi is “a year late and $14 million dollar short” of solving a vendor problem. She note that more than 8,000 students in grades 6-8 and…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »
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Barresi Moves To Dump Test Vendor

In the wake of thousands of disruptions in online assessments today, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi said she will recommend the State Board of Education not renew the contract of testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill for…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »
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Hofmeister Claims Barresi Failure

“It is astounding that the testing debacle from last year was repeated again this morning for thousands of Oklahoma students.  Janet Barresi said this morning that she was ‘in this for kids, not adults’ – she…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »
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Shannon: $807,952 Raised

Rep. T. W. Shannon raised $807,952 for his U. S. Senate campaign in the first quarter, his report to the Federal Election Commission, online today, shows, Shannon reported cash on hand of $503,000, reflecting $305,000 spent…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Claremore Businessman Alleges Turner FEC Violation

A Claremore businessman, Chad Choat, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission aimed at 5th District congressional candidate Mike Turner. Writing on his Facebook page, Choat writes, “Yesterday I filed a complaint with the Federal…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Lankford Bases Funds Appeal On Survey Showing ‘Us in a very close race’

Congressman James Lankford has based a fund-raising appeal on a new survey that shows him trailing opponent T. W. Shannon in the Republican primary for the U. S. Senate. In an email sent yesterday, Lankford wrote,…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Coffee Talk

~ Congressman James Lankford has praise for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback after he signed state bill H.B. 2553, which allows Kansas to join the Health Care Compact. Lankford recently introduced H.J. Res 110 in the U.S. House of…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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New Survey Shows Shannon Surges Past Lankford, 42-32%

Public Opinion Strategies, a survey research firm working for a group backing Senate candidate T. W. Shannon, says its new survey shows Shannon leading Congressman James Lankford by 10 percent. The firm’s Glen Bolger provided the…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
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