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World’s Greene: On The One Hand… »

The Tulsa World’s Wayne Green writes about Democrat Joe Dorman, who aspires to oust Governor Fallin this fall: https://mail.aol.com/38767-111/aol-6/en-us/Suite.aspx…

Sep 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Lobbyist Bart McSpadden Dies; Services Wednesday »

UPDATE: Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Friends report today that Capitol lobbyist Bart McSpadden has died. A source said McSpadden,…

Sep 19 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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ODP: GOP’s Newberry ‘Skirts ethics law’ »

Today the Oklahoma Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Senator Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa. A spokesman said an investigation revealed that the Republican Senator’s ethics reports disclose a person “skirting…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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World’s Greene: On The One Hand… »

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The Tulsa World’s Wayne Green writes about Democrat Joe Dorman, who aspires to oust Governor Fallin this fall: https://mail.aol.com/38767-111/aol-6/en-us/Suite.aspx…

Sep 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lobbyist Bart McSpadden Dies; Services Wednesday »

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UPDATE: Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Friends report today that…

Sep 19 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Ten Commandments Monument Constitutional, Judge Rules »

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Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday commented on Oklahoma’s victory in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU challenging a Ten…

Sep 19 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »

ODP: GOP’s Newberry ‘Skirts ethics law’ »

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Today the Oklahoma Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Senator Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa. A spokesman said an investigation revealed…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Voting Early Becomes Easier »

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State Election Board officials say voting early is now easier than ever and voters are encouraged to cast their ballots via…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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ODP: GOP’s Newberry ‘Skirts ethics law’ »

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Today the Oklahoma Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Senator Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa. A spokesman said an investigation revealed that the Republican Senator’s ethics reports disclose a person “skirting Oklahoma ethics law by living on campaign funds.” “Once again, this is displays a serious…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Dank: Time To End Tax Reimbursement Programs That Don’t Create Jobs »

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Rep. David Dank In The Oklahoman In the next four years, Oklahoma taxpayers will be asked to subsidize tens of millions of dollars in reimbursements to local entities like schools and counties, not because these are broke, but because of an ill-conceived tax credit involving…

Sep 14 2014 / 6 Comments / Read More »

Murphey: Does Your Elected Official Understand The Budget? »

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Rep. Jason Murphey Here’s a not-so-secret but still shocking fact. Many elected officials do not possess even a basic, high-level comprehension of the budget over which they have been assigned stewardship. I have often spoken in favor of term limits. It’s a healthy process for…

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

McCarville: Madness »

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Some parts of our world have gone mad. Stark, raving, mad. Stone cold nutso. Firefighters in Illinois are told by their chief to remove American flag decals from their helmets because they might be viewed as racist. Ferguson, Missouri, is held hostage by “demonstrators,” some…

Sep 10 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Editorial: Budget Process Change Needed »

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Editorial The Oklahoman THE National Association of State Budget Officers noted in a recent report that many states are in a similar situation fiscally. They have “limited resources with numerous demands for spending and not enough revenue to go around,” NASBO said.   State Finance…

Sep 9 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Did Legislature Illegally Tap Aeronautics Fund? »

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Did the Legislature illegally tap the Aeronautics fund for $3 million? That’s the accusation: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-legislature-is-accused-of-illegally-tapping-aeronautics-revolving-fund/article/5338877…

Sep 5 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Execution By Nitrogen Gas?

Rep. Mike Christian says Oklahoma must find a new way to execute prisoners, and suggests it might be by the use of nitrogen gas: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-lawmaker-suggests-alternative-method-of-execution/article/5342300…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »
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Dank: Time To End Tax Reimbursement Programs That Don’t Create Jobs

Rep. David Dank In The Oklahoman In the next four years, Oklahoma taxpayers will be asked to subsidize tens of millions of dollars in reimbursements to local entities like schools and counties, not because these are…

Sep 14 2014 / Read More »
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OPERS Board Names Joseph Fox Interim Director

The Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) met today to announce the appointment of Joseph A. Fox as interim director of the System effective November 1.  Mr. Fox fills the vacancy…

Sep 11 2014 / Read More »
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Fallin: Land Office Marks Funds Distribution Record

Governor Fallin announced today that public schools, colleges and universities have received record earnings during the last four fiscal years from funds distributed by the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO). More than $519.9 million…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »
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Murphey: Does Your Elected Official Understand The Budget?

Rep. Jason Murphey Here’s a not-so-secret but still shocking fact. Many elected officials do not possess even a basic, high-level comprehension of the budget over which they have been assigned stewardship. I have often spoken in…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »
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McCarville: Madness

Some parts of our world have gone mad. Stark, raving, mad. Stone cold nutso. Firefighters in Illinois are told by their chief to remove American flag decals from their helmets because they might be viewed as…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »
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Noted Quote: Flawed By Ignorance

“One of the saddest aspects of contemporary journalism–I worked on great newspapers for 38 years–is that almost no one on staff knows a single fact about things that go bang in the night. Some can’t tell…

Sep 1 2014 / Read More »
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Fallin: Feds To Close Sill Facility

Governor Fallin today received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the Fort Sill facility for illegal immigrant minors will be closed on Friday, August 8. The facility has been holding…

Aug 4 2014 / Read More »
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Sill Secrecy Frustrates Lawton Mayor

Lawton’s mayor says government secrecy about the illegal immigrant juveniles being held at Ft. Sill is frustrating: http://newsok.com/questions-remain-about-program-to-house-unaccompanied-immigrant-children-at-fort-sill/article/5102694…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »
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Civics Education Initiative Announced

Honoring the anniversary of United States Constitution, signed on this date in 1787, United States Senator Tom Coburn, Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Former Congressman Dan Boren and Tulsa Councilor G.T. Bynum today announced the Oklahoma Civics…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
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Fallin: Land Office Marks Funds Distribution Record

Governor Fallin announced today that public schools, colleges and universities have received record earnings during the last four fiscal years from funds distributed by the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO). More than $519.9 million…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »
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Hofmeister Criticizes Rush To Penalize Oklahoma As Premature

Republican schools superintendent nominee Joy Hofmeister today criticized the Obama Administration’s penalization of Oklahoma for its repeal of Common Core. Here’s her statement: “In revoking our ESEA Waiver before the current academic standards review process could…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Hickman, Nelson Criticize Federal No Child Left Behind Action As ‘Punitive’

House Media Division Oklahoma House leaders expressed disappointment today after learning the federal government will pursue a punitive course of action following Oklahoma’s repeal of Common Core State Standards earlier this year. Oklahoma officials received a…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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No Deal: No Child Left Behind

Federal officials said today that Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind Act is flawed: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/oklahoma-denied-extension-of-no-child-left-behind-waiver/article_01a04698-69d4-5527-8a80-f370f1816f28.html…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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NFIB Honors Lankford

Congressman James Lankford issued the following statement today after he was awarded the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business award. Dan Danner, President and CEO of NFIB, presented the award to Rep. Lankford for…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
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Rand Paul Endorses Lankford

Senator Rand Paul today endorsed Congressman James Lankford’s bid for the open Oklahoma Senate seat. Paul’s endorsement joins a wave of other major endorsements for Lankford this month, including Chairman Paul Ryan, Governor Mitt Romney, Ambassador…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »
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Lankford Names Slavonic Chief Of Staff

Congressman James Lankford said today he has named Rear Adm. Greg Slavonic (U.S. Navy, Retired) as his new Chief of Staff effective October 1st. He succeeds Randy Swanson, who resigned to join an Oklahoma City firm.…

Sep 15 2014 / Read More »
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NRA Again Endorses Inhofe

The National Rifle Association has endorsed Senator Jim Inhofe for a fourth term in the United States Senate. Inhofe has voted against every measure to American’s restrict Second Amendment rights including additional restrictions for America’s gun…

Sep 12 2014 / Read More »
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Video: Mullin Touts Regulatory Overreach Act

Congressman Markwayne Mullin praised House passage of H.R. 5078, Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, of which he is an original cosponsor.  The bill aims to uphold the federal-state partnership to regulate the…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »

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