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School Report Cards Delayed »

It’ll be a little longer before the revamped Oklahoma School Report Cards are issued. The Tulsa World’s Andrea Eger writes the Okahoma State Department of Education (SDE) alerted schools late…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Dossett Moves to Ban Vaping in Schools »

Senator J.J. Dossett wants to close the loophole that allows vaping on public school campuses. He filed Senate Bill 33 to amend the Tobacco Free Schools Act to add vaping…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Hunter Joins Effort to Get Social Security Administration to Fight Synthetic Identity Theft »

{Story provided by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office with minor edits for style} Attorney General Mike Hunter Monday joined a bipartisan coalition of 43 attorneys general in asking the Social…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

OICA: Sooners, Cowboys Work to Support Foster Kids This Holiday Season »

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman If you ever want to know what it feels like to hang out with an A-list celebrity, go to a Norman…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
State Capitol Inside Dome

Oklahoma Senate Republican Committee Assignments Announced »

Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat on Thursday announced the full committee assignments of Senate Republicans for the 57th Legislature. Treat also announced meeting times and locations of Senate committees for…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Tadlock Switches Parties »

Rep. Johnny Tadlock is joining the majority party in the Oklahoma House. He announced Thursday the change in his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. “This to me is not…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Inhofe Outlines Priorities as Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman »

Speaking to students at the National Defense University on Thursday, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe provided an overview of his priorities now that he’s the chairman of the Senate Armed Services…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Pinnell Adds Peters as Chief of Staff »

Lt. Governor-elect Matt Pinnell has started to flesh out his staff by announcing his has hired Jeff Peters to be his Chief of Staff. Peters is currently the District Director…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Stitt Names Burget as General Counsel »

Governor-elect Stitt has named Mark Burget as the chief general counsel to the Governor’s Office. “I am pleased to welcome Mark Burget to my administration as our chief general counsel,”…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Fallin Commutes 21 Nonviolent Offenders »

Over the past few years, Oklahoma has passed criminal justice reform measures for crimes which used to have prison sentences. On Wednesday, Governor Fallin commuted the sentences of 21 nonviolent…

Dec 6 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
General

School Report Cards Delayed »

It’ll be a little longer before the revamped Oklahoma School Report Cards are issued. The Tulsa World’s Andrea Eger writes…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Dossett Moves to Ban Vaping in Schools »

Senator J.J. Dossett wants to close the loophole that allows vaping on public school campuses. He filed Senate Bill 33…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Hunter Joins Effort to Get Social Security Administration to Fight Synthetic Identity Theft »

{Story provided by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office with minor edits for style} Attorney General Mike Hunter Monday joined a…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Mass Critically Injured, Wife Killed in Vehicle Collision »

Former Rep. Mike Mass was critically injured in an vehicle accident which killed his wife on Friday. The Oklahoman reports the…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

OICA: Sooners, Cowboys Work to Support Foster Kids This Holiday Season »

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman If you ever want to know what it feels like to…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Cole: Remembering George H. W. Bush »

By Congressman Tom Cole George H. W. Bush led an extraordinary life defined by personal decency and public service. Perhaps…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Lankford Pays Tribute to President Bush »

U.S. Senator James Lankford provided a tribute to former President George H.W. Bush on the Senate floor Thursday. You can…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Oklahoma Senate Republican Committee Assignments Announced »

State Capitol Inside Dome

Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat on Thursday announced the full committee assignments of Senate Republicans for the 57th Legislature. Treat…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Tadlock Switches Parties »

Rep. Johnny Tadlock is joining the majority party in the Oklahoma House. He announced Thursday the change in his party…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Inhofe Outlines Priorities as Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman »

Speaking to students at the National Defense University on Thursday, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe provided an overview of his priorities…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »


Legislature

Dossett Moves to Ban Vaping in Schools »

Senator J.J. Dossett wants to close the loophole that allows vaping on public school campuses. He filed Senate Bill 33 to amend the Tobacco Free Schools Act to add vaping and its products to the list of banned tobacco products. “If you look at the…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Mass Critically Injured, Wife Killed in Vehicle Collision »

Former Rep. Mike Mass was critically injured in an vehicle accident which killed his wife on Friday. The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash happened in Atoka County when Mass was trying to turn onto U.S. 69 and was struck by another vehicle.…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

OICA: Sooners, Cowboys Work to Support Foster Kids This Holiday Season »

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman If you ever want to know what it feels like to hang out with an A-list celebrity, go to a Norman Walmart with former coach and OU legend Barry Switzer. This is what I learned last…

Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Oklahoma Senate Republican Committee Assignments Announced »

State Capitol Inside Dome

Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat on Thursday announced the full committee assignments of Senate Republicans for the 57th Legislature. Treat also announced meeting times and locations of Senate committees for the 2019 session. The standing committees remain the same from the past session; however, the…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Tadlock Switches Parties »

Rep. Johnny Tadlock is joining the majority party in the Oklahoma House. He announced Thursday the change in his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. “This to me is not at all about party affiliation,” said Tadlock. “This is about representing the people who live…

Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Treat Describes Work of Proposed Transparency Office »

Senate President Pro Tem-designate Greg Treat used his new video podcast to describe his bill to create the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency or LOFT. Senate Bill 1 reintroduces the idea of giving the Legislature a way of getting direct information on how state agencies…

Dec 6 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
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State Government

School Report Cards Delayed

It’ll be a little longer before the revamped Oklahoma School Report Cards are issued. The Tulsa World’s Andrea Eger writes the Okahoma State Department of Education (SDE) alerted schools late Monday afternoon there would be a…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

Dossett Moves to Ban Vaping in Schools

Senator J.J. Dossett wants to close the loophole that allows vaping on public school campuses. He filed Senate Bill 33 to amend the Tobacco Free Schools Act to add vaping and its products to the list…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

Hunter Joins Effort to Get Social Security Administration to Fight Synthetic Identity Theft

{Story provided by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office with minor edits for style} Attorney General Mike Hunter Monday joined a bipartisan coalition of 43 attorneys general in asking the Social Security Administration (SSA) to comply with…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

OICA: Sooners, Cowboys Work to Support Foster Kids This Holiday Season

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman If you ever want to know what it feels like to hang out with an A-list celebrity, go to a Norman Walmart with former coach and OU…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »
State Capitol Inside Dome

Oklahoma Senate Republican Committee Assignments Announced

Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat on Thursday announced the full committee assignments of Senate Republicans for the 57th Legislature. Treat also announced meeting times and locations of Senate committees for the 2019 session. The standing committees…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »
Politics

School Report Cards Delayed

It’ll be a little longer before the revamped Oklahoma School Report Cards are issued. The Tulsa World’s Andrea Eger writes the Okahoma State Department of Education (SDE) alerted schools late Monday afternoon there would be a…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

Dossett Moves to Ban Vaping in Schools

Senator J.J. Dossett wants to close the loophole that allows vaping on public school campuses. He filed Senate Bill 33 to amend the Tobacco Free Schools Act to add vaping and its products to the list…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

Hunter Joins Effort to Get Social Security Administration to Fight Synthetic Identity Theft

{Story provided by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office with minor edits for style} Attorney General Mike Hunter Monday joined a bipartisan coalition of 43 attorneys general in asking the Social Security Administration (SSA) to comply with…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

OICA: Sooners, Cowboys Work to Support Foster Kids This Holiday Season

By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman If you ever want to know what it feels like to hang out with an A-list celebrity, go to a Norman Walmart with former coach and OU…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »
State Capitol Inside Dome

Oklahoma Senate Republican Committee Assignments Announced

Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat on Thursday announced the full committee assignments of Senate Republicans for the 57th Legislature. Treat also announced meeting times and locations of Senate committees for the 2019 session. The standing committees…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »
Education

School Report Cards Delayed

It’ll be a little longer before the revamped Oklahoma School Report Cards are issued. The Tulsa World’s Andrea Eger writes the Okahoma State Department of Education (SDE) alerted schools late Monday afternoon there would be a…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

Dossett Moves to Ban Vaping in Schools

Senator J.J. Dossett wants to close the loophole that allows vaping on public school campuses. He filed Senate Bill 33 to amend the Tobacco Free Schools Act to add vaping and its products to the list…

Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

State Chamber Launches Policy Research Website

In its effort to promote business friendly policies in Oklahoma, the State Chamber of Oklahoma Research Foundation has launched a new website. It contains issue briefs covering business and industry, criminal justice reforms, education, health care…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

Legislative Leaders Commit to Continuing Work on Education, Shoring Up Medical Marijuana Laws

As a new legislative session approaches, leaders in Oklahoma’s House and Senate are pushing back against social media “fear mongering” over education. The Tulsa World’s Barbara Hoberock writes lawmakers don’t plan to pull back taxes for…

Dec 5 2018 / Read More »

OCPA: School-choice Moms Tipped Governor’s Race

By Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) Why did 100,000 African-American women in Florida vote for Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis over Andrew Gillum, a Democrat vying to become the state’s first…

Dec 4 2018 / Read More »
Congress

Cole: Remembering George H. W. Bush

By Congressman Tom Cole George H. W. Bush led an extraordinary life defined by personal decency and public service. Perhaps the greatest member of America’s “Greatest Generation,” he began his service as a Navy combat pilot…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Lankford Pays Tribute to President Bush

U.S. Senator James Lankford provided a tribute to former President George H.W. Bush on the Senate floor Thursday. You can watch Lankford’s speech below.…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Inhofe Outlines Priorities as Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman

Speaking to students at the National Defense University on Thursday, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe provided an overview of his priorities now that he’s the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He is stressing the importance…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

ODOT Awards Single Largest Contract in Agency’s History

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission gave the go ahead this week to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) largest single contract in agency history. The $105 million project completes a major improvement of the I-235 corridor in…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

Mullin: The Future of America’s Trade Deals

By Congressman Markwayne Mullin By now, we all know that President Trump is a negotiator.  At the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires last weekend, the president showcased his deal making skills in yet another trade negotiation…

Dec 6 2018 / 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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