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Lamb: Don’t Raise Gross Production Tax »

Following The McCarville Report’s story earlier this week that Governor Fallin, House Speaker Jeff Hickman and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman have agreed on a proposal to hike the…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Lucas Says GOP Can ‘Run the table’ »

Congressman Frank Lucas says Republicans can “run the table” this fall unless they defeat themselves: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/2014_elections/rep-frank-lucas-optimistic-about-gop-s-chances-in-midterm/article_d7e59064-c76e-11e3-ae7b-001a4bcf6878.html…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Dani, High Noon Club Seek Holder Un-invite »

Statement by Bob Dani, moderator of OKC High Noon Club, regarding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s upcoming visit to Oklahoma City:On Thursday April 24th Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, will…

Apr 19 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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OETA Oklahoma Forum Airs Sunday »

Host Dick Pryor, Pat McFerron, Neva Hill, Brandon Lenoir Oklahoma Forum for Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.: 2014 Oklahoma Elections We begin our Oklahoma Votes 2014 coverage with…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Barresi: Critical Groups ‘Guarding their own kingdoms’ »

Tulsa World State Superintendent Janet Barresi’s campaign fired back Friday after two education groups urged Oklahomans on Thursday to support a “no confidence” petition drive against her. “The fact that…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Lankford Slams Obama Indecision »

Congressman James Lankford said today that President Obama “can’t seem to make a decision” on the Keystone XL pipeline. Lankford’s remarks came after the Obama Administration announced it would extend…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Dorman Pops Fallin On Facebook »

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman took to Facebook today to pop Governor Fallin by posting a photo of her toasting President Obama. “Who’s the real chief Oklahoma Obama surrogate? Fallin…

Apr 18 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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Doak, Others Voice Concern Over Obamacare »

Insurance Commissioner’s Office Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak, along with insurance regulators from 43 other states, were in Washington this week to voice concerns about upcoming steps in the implementation…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Two Groups Oppose Barresi »

The Oklahoman The leaders of two groups representing Oklahoma school administrators and suburban school districts are voicing their opposition to Republican state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi. The directors of the…

Apr 18 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Miller Endorses Shannon »

Shannon Campaign State Treasurer Ken Miller today announced his endorsement of T.W. Shannon for the United States Senate. “T.W. has unified Republicans across the spectrum, from grassroots conservatives to business…

Apr 18 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Americas PAC Places Russell Radio Buy »

Provided Americas PAC just completed a $50,000 radio ad buy in Oklahoma City to support Steve Russell, a candidate for the Republican nomination in Oklahoma Congressional District 5. “In these…

Apr 18 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Bridenstine: Under Obama, ‘We have…lawlessness’ »

Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa says that under President Obama, “we have…lawlessness”: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/congressman-jim-bridenstine-blames-president-s-policies-for-slow-economic/article_d3f417f6-c669-11e3-8f2b-001a4bcf6878.html…

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Fallin Campaign: Dorman, Democrats Taking Cues From Obama, MSNBC »

Governor Fallin’s campaign said today that a Democratic opponent, Rep. Joe Dorman, is taking cues from President Obama and MSNBC in his criticism of her. In an email broadside, the…

Apr 17 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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OCPAC Endorses Randy Brogdon; He Claims ‘True conservative’ Mantle »

Staff The Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) has endorsed former Senator Randy Brogdon in the Republican primary for the U. S. Senate. Brogdon ”received the rousing endorsement from one of…

Apr 17 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Lamb: Don’t Raise Gross Production Tax »

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Following The McCarville Report’s story earlier this week that Governor Fallin, House Speaker Jeff Hickman and Senate President Pro Tem…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Wesselhoft: Hickman Faces Challenge From Murphey »

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Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, writing on Facebook, says House Speaker Jeff Hickman has an opponent for that post: “My very good…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lucas Says GOP Can ‘Run the table’ »

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Congressman Frank Lucas says Republicans can “run the table” this fall unless they defeat themselves: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/2014_elections/rep-frank-lucas-optimistic-about-gop-s-chances-in-midterm/article_d7e59064-c76e-11e3-ae7b-001a4bcf6878.html…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Dani, High Noon Club Seek Holder Un-invite »

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Statement by Bob Dani, moderator of OKC High Noon Club, regarding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s upcoming visit to Oklahoma…

Apr 19 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

OETA Oklahoma Forum Airs Sunday »

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Host Dick Pryor, Pat McFerron, Neva Hill, Brandon Lenoir Oklahoma Forum for Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.: 2014…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Turner Plans Holder Appearance Protest »

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Turner Campaign After hearing recent news that the Oklahoma City Police Academy will have U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak…

Apr 18 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Barresi: Critical Groups ‘Guarding their own kingdoms’ »

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Tulsa World State Superintendent Janet Barresi’s campaign fired back Friday after two education groups urged Oklahomans on Thursday to support…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lankford Slams Obama Indecision »

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Congressman James Lankford said today that President Obama “can’t seem to make a decision” on the Keystone XL pipeline. Lankford’s…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Dorman Pops Fallin On Facebook »

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman took to Facebook today to pop Governor Fallin by posting a photo of her toasting…

Apr 18 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Two Groups Oppose Barresi »

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The Oklahoman The leaders of two groups representing Oklahoma school administrators and suburban school districts are voicing their opposition to…

Apr 18 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Miller Endorses Shannon »

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Shannon Campaign State Treasurer Ken Miller today announced his endorsement of T.W. Shannon for the United States Senate. “T.W. has…

Apr 18 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »

World: Minimum Wage Hike Ban ‘The right thing’ »

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Editorial Tulsa World The Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin did the right thing when they blocked local governments from setting…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Americas PAC Places Russell Radio Buy »

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Provided Americas PAC just completed a $50,000 radio ad buy in Oklahoma City to support Steve Russell, a candidate for…

Apr 18 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Lamb: Don’t Raise Gross Production Tax »

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Following The McCarville Report’s story earlier this week that Governor Fallin, House Speaker Jeff Hickman and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman have agreed on a proposal to hike the gross production tax from 1 to 2 percent, there’s been growing opposition. Now, Lt. Governor…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Wesselhoft: Hickman Faces Challenge From Murphey »

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Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, writing on Facebook, says House Speaker Jeff Hickman has an opponent for that post: “My very good friend and an excellent legislator, Rep. Jason Murphy (sic), is running for Speaker against my very good friend and an excellent legislator, Speaker Jeff Hickman….Democracy…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

World: Minimum Wage Hike Ban ‘The right thing’ »

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Editorial Tulsa World The Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin did the right thing when they blocked local governments from setting a minimum wage higher than the level set by state law. The state and federal minimum wage are $7.25 an hour. An Oklahoma City group…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Wesselhoft: Brogdon Claim Against Shannon Bogus »

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Staff Rep. Paul Wesselhoft says Senate candidate Randy Brogdon has made a bogus claim against fellow Senate candidate T. W. Shannon. Writing on Facebook, Wesselhoft says, “BROGDON IS RIGHT BUT WRONG! (Socrates on Facebook). Randy Brogdon, an excellent legislator, hands out a campaign piece with…

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Senate Break Rankles House Members »

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The Senate’s plan to take Thursday off to lengthen the Easter weekend isn’t sitting will in the House: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-senate-break-rankles-house-members/article/4007436…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bill Termed ‘Socialistic’ »

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There’s controversy over a bill that passed the Senate but ran into trouble in the House: http://newsok.com/prominent-oklahoma-house-members-deem-bill-socialistic/article/3977931…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sources: Gross Production Tax To Double »

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Staff Capitol sources say there has been an agreement reached to double the gross production tax on horizontal wells, increasing it from 1% to 2%. The Governor, Speaker, and President Pro-Tempore are expected to announce this key accord in the coming days. This move is…

Apr 16 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

House OKs Vet Centers Smoking Agreement »

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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 Simpson and Rep. Pat Ownbey, will permit smoking by…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / 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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Doerflinger: GRF Collections 9.1% Below Estimate

Provided General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections tumbled 9.1 percent below the official estimate in March after another month of unusually low corporate income tax revenue, this time following a major increase in tax credit claims. That’s…

Apr 15 2014 / Read More »
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Auditor Gary Jones Eyes Long-range Goals

Auditor’s Office Auditor & Inspector Gary Jones said today he’s looking forward to a second term and moving ahead with his long range goals. “I’m glad to be in this position and for the opportunity to…

Apr 15 2014 / Read More »
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Murphey: The Raid On Transportation Funding

Rep. Jason Murphey This year’s legislative session has passed its midpoint and in just a few weeks Oklahomans will be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the Legislature stops making new laws, adjourns, and…

Apr 14 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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Barresi: Critical Groups ‘Guarding their own kingdoms’

Tulsa World State Superintendent Janet Barresi’s campaign fired back Friday after two education groups urged Oklahomans on Thursday to support a “no confidence” petition drive against her. “The fact that those guarding their own kingdoms are…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
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Two Groups Oppose Barresi

The Oklahoman The leaders of two groups representing Oklahoma school administrators and suburban school districts are voicing their opposition to Republican state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi. The directors of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
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Barresi Opposes Proposal To Weaken Social Studies, History Instruction

Superintendent’s Office State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi and various educators around Oklahoma and across the country are expressing concerns that proposed state legislation would erase Oklahoma’s ability to measure student knowledge of social studies,…

Apr 15 2014 / Read More »
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Barresi, Hofmeister Trade Common Core Comments

The Republican primary for Schools Superintendent continues to boil, with Janet Barresi and Joy Hofmeister trading comments: http://www.tulsaworld.com/…

Apr 15 2014 / Read More »
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Stand For Oklahoma Children Moves To Get Involved In Legislative Races

Staff It appears the pro-Common Core group Stand For Children Oklahoma plans to get involved in this year’s legislative races. An email being sent to some candidates from Kristin May, a policy analyst with Stand for Children…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »
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Lucas Says GOP Can ‘Run the table’

Congressman Frank Lucas says Republicans can “run the table” this fall unless they defeat themselves: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/2014_elections/rep-frank-lucas-optimistic-about-gop-s-chances-in-midterm/article_d7e59064-c76e-11e3-ae7b-001a4bcf6878.html…

Apr 19 2014 / Read More »
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Lankford Slams Obama Indecision

Congressman James Lankford said today that President Obama “can’t seem to make a decision” on the Keystone XL pipeline. Lankford’s remarks came after the Obama Administration announced it would extend its comment period for the pipeline…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
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Americas PAC Places Russell Radio Buy

Provided Americas PAC just completed a $50,000 radio ad buy in Oklahoma City to support Steve Russell, a candidate for the Republican nomination in Oklahoma Congressional District 5. “In these times of international uncertainty, we need…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
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Bridenstine: Under Obama, ‘We have…lawlessness’

Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa says that under President Obama, “we have…lawlessness”: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/congressman-jim-bridenstine-blames-president-s-policies-for-slow-economic/article_d3f417f6-c669-11e3-8f2b-001a4bcf6878.html…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »
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OCPAC Endorses Randy Brogdon; He Claims ‘True conservative’ Mantle

Staff The Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) has endorsed former Senator Randy Brogdon in the Republican primary for the U. S. Senate. Brogdon ”received the rousing endorsement from one of the most influential grassroots organizations in…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »
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