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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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Aragaon Returns To Light Duty »

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Rita Aragon said today she is returning to light duty after suffering what was described as…

Nov 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

640 Promoters: Amendment Limits Tax Increases, Not Tax Cuts »

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Two individuals heavily involved in promotion and passage of State Question 640, a tax limitation measure approved by Oklahoma voters…

Nov 21 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Fallin: Obama Move Undermines Rule Of Law, Rewards Illegals »

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Governor Fallin tonight released the following statement regarding President Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to up to five million illegal…

Nov 20 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

An Insider’s Story: Run Mitch, Run »

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Mike McCarville When Don Cogman called me several years ago to tell me that our longtime friend Mitch Daniels was…

Nov 20 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Pruitt Pledges Lawsuit Against Obama »

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Attorney General Scott Pruitt said tonight he will file a lawsuit against President Obama and his immigration plan: “Tonight, the…

Nov 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mullin Named To Energy & Commerce Panel »

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Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has been selected to serve on the House Energy…

Nov 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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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 »

Senators Take Oath, Republicans Elect Leaders »

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Senate Communications Division Following the swearing-in of new and returning Senators on Tuesday, Senate Republicans met in caucus to elect their leadership team for the 55th Oklahoma Legislature. Without opposition, Sen. Brian Bingman was reelected as President Pro Tempore-Nominee of the Senate. Bingman also announced…

Nov 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Holt Named Director Of Investor Relations For Hall Capital »

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Hall Capital announced today the creation of an investor relations office to provide a focal point of communications and services for investors in the firm’s various private equity, automotive, real estate and energy investment partnerships. Fred J. Hall, Managing Partner of the third-generation family owned…

Nov 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

House Swearing-in Tomorrow »

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House Media Division Returning and newly elected members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives will take their official oath of office during a special ceremony on Tuesday. Chief Justice-elect John Reif will administer the oath of office at 10:30 a.m. in the House Chamber. Doors…

Nov 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lawmaker Proposes Education Bond Issues »

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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 / 1 Comment / 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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Anderson Suggests Funds Diversion To Finish Indian Center

Senator Patrick Anderson of Enid suggests a way to fund the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-lawmaker-offers-options-to-complete-american-indian-cultural-center/article/5365523…

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »
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Murphey: Lifting The Veil Of Secrecy

Rep. Jason Murphey Most people have probably heard of those secretive government money accounts known as revolving accounts or carryover funds. These funds contain either excess money not initially needed by the government or funds from…

Nov 10 2014 / Read More »
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Corporation Commission’s Michael Decker Honored

Corporation Commission Praised as a “superb servant of our state and a judicial guardian of our precious natural resources,” attorney and Oklahoma Corporation Commission official Michael Decker has been named the recipient of this year’s Eugene…

Nov 10 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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Shawnee Homeowner Shoots Intruder

A Shawnee homeowner needed just one shot from his firearm to take down an armed intruder: http://kfor.com/2014/10/15/they-thought-we-were-easy-prey-oklahoma-homeowner-shoots-intruder/…

Oct 15 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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Hofmeister Names Bipartisan Transition Team

Joy Hofmeister announced today that she has appointed a team of Oklahomans to advise her as she transitions into the state superintendent’s office. “I am very honored that such a quality group of people would be…

Nov 6 2014 / Read More »
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Cox, Hofmeister Battling To Close Finish?

Mike McCarville The most-contested statewide race appears to be that for superintendent of public instruction, pitting runaway Republican primary winner Joy Hofmeister vesus Democrat school administrator Dr. John Cox. The latest poll makes this a 2-point…

Nov 3 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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Russell Wins House Leadership Seat

Congressman-elect Steve Russell has been elected to a congressional steering committee to help determine the 114th Congress committee assignments.  Russell’s fellow freshman lawmakers elected him to the position. “I am humbled to have the support of…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »
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Bridenstine To Support Boehner?

Congressman Jim Bridenstine says he will vote to re-elect Speaker John Boehner in January, and some insiders say he’s posturing for a choice committee assignment after his first term in office. Bridenstine delighted conservatives with his…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

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