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Jordan Stays On Tulsa Ballot »

Court’s ruling keeps state representative on the ballot: http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepage4/rep-fred-jordan-to-stay-on-ballot-in-tulsa-county/article_86b260ae-4ae2-5760-aad9-6993908dfd09.html…

Jul 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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MSNBC’s Todd Picks Rising Stars »

Chuck Todd of MSNBC has picked four Oklahoma lawmakers as “rising stars”: http://www.msnbc.com/the-daily-rundown/watch/oklahoma-s-rising-stars-312368707785…

Jul 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Senate Race: $5 Million-plus And Counting »

Oklahoma’s 2014 Senate race has been marked by spending…lots of spending: http://newsok.com/more-than-5-million-made-way-into-republican-race-to-replace-oklahoma-sen.-tom-coburn/article/5054072…

Jul 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Douglas Draws Support From Mayors »

Present and former mayors today announced their support for Corporation Commission Patrice Douglas in the Republican runoff in the 5th District. Douglas is a former mayor of Edmond. The mayor…

Jul 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Russell Adds Endorsements »

Steve Russell has picked two more endorsements, from the National Association For Gun Rights PAC, and Support And Defend PAC, an organization of veterans. Russell seeks the Republican nomination for Congress in the…

Jul 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Education Issues Examined »

Education issues are examined in this Edmond Sun OpEd article: http://www.edmondsun.com/opinion/x864250326/GUEST-OPINION-Oklahoma-GOP-voters-want-educational-choices…

Jul 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Slavonic Endorses Douglas In 5th District Race »

Retired Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic today endorsed Republican Patrice Douglas in the Republican runoff for Congress in the 5th District. In his endorsement, Admiral Slavonic praised Douglas’s business experience, work…

Jul 22 2014 / 6 Comments / Read More »
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Fallin Pushes Petition To Seek Closure Of Sill Facility »

Governor Fallin’s campaign is pushing her petition asking the Obama Administration to close the Fort Sill illegal immigrant detention center. Here’s the campaign’s email: As you know, the crisis at…

Jul 22 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Cole: Boundaries Of Executive Power Must Be Defined »

Congressman Tom Cole As our founding fathers clearly described in Article I of the Constitution, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.”…

Jul 22 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Al Snipes Named Russell Campaign Honorary Chair »

Legendary Oklahoma City Republican leader Al Snipes has been named Honorary Chairman of the Steve Russell for Congress campaign. “Al Snipes is the grandfather of the Republican Party in Oklahoma,”…

Jul 21 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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45 Mayors Endorse Inhofe’s Reelection »

Today, Senator Jim Inhofe’s campaign released the endorsements of 45 mayors from cities and towns all over Oklahoma.  Endorsers include Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, Mayor Dewey Bartlett of…

Jul 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Delegation Urges Obama To Reconsider Use Of Sill Facility »

The Oklahoma Congressional Delegation today urged the Obama Administration to reconsider its use of Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Okla., as a long-term holding facility for Unaccompanied Alien Children…

Jul 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fallin Names Three To Panel »

Governor Fallin announced the appointments of David Thompson, Phil Kennedy and Steve Mason to the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee. Fallin’s appointees will join Reps. Mark McBride, R-Moore, Earl Sears,…

Jul 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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About Those Comments… »

Comments to our stories in this election cycle have reached high levels. And with higher levels of comments, come problems, so I’ve revised our Rules For Comments as follows: 1…

Jul 19 2014 / 7 Comments / Read More »
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Jordan Stays On Tulsa Ballot »

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Court’s ruling keeps state representative on the ballot: http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepage4/rep-fred-jordan-to-stay-on-ballot-in-tulsa-county/article_86b260ae-4ae2-5760-aad9-6993908dfd09.html…

Jul 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fallin Names Pattye High To Pardon & Parole Board »

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Governor Fallin today announced the appointment of Patricia “Pattye” High to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. Her appointment will…

Jul 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

MSNBC’s Todd Picks Rising Stars »

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Chuck Todd of MSNBC has picked four Oklahoma lawmakers as “rising stars”: http://www.msnbc.com/the-daily-rundown/watch/oklahoma-s-rising-stars-312368707785…

Jul 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Brian Woodard Joins Chesapeake Energy »

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Brian Woodard, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA), has accepted a federal regulatory affairs…

Jul 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Diane Clay Leaves Pruitt, Joins Catholic Archdiocese »

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Diane Clay, Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s communications director, has changed jobs. LinkedIn reports Clay is now Director of the Office…

Jul 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Senate Race: $5 Million-plus And Counting »

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Oklahoma’s 2014 Senate race has been marked by spending…lots of spending: http://newsok.com/more-than-5-million-made-way-into-republican-race-to-replace-oklahoma-sen.-tom-coburn/article/5054072…

Jul 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Barresi Reacts Angrily During Education Board Meeting »

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Schools Superintendent Janet Bsrresi reacted angrily during a meeting of the Board of Education: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-board-of-education-votes-to-delay-adopting-plan-to-replace-common-core-prompting-janet-barresi-to-lose-her-cool/article/5057652…

Jul 24 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Douglas Draws Support From Mayors »

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Present and former mayors today announced their support for Corporation Commission Patrice Douglas in the Republican runoff in the 5th…

Jul 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Russell Adds Endorsements »

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Steve Russell has picked two more endorsements, from the National Association For Gun Rights PAC, and Support And Defend PAC, an organization of…

Jul 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bingman Names Repair Panel Members »

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Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman has chosen his appointees to the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee. On Wednesday,…

Jul 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Education Issues Examined »

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Education issues are examined in this Edmond Sun OpEd article: http://www.edmondsun.com/opinion/x864250326/GUEST-OPINION-Oklahoma-GOP-voters-want-educational-choices…

Jul 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Workers’ Comp Reforms Cut Costs »

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Workers’ compensation reforms enacted in 2013 have reduced costs to business by 14 percent, the incoming president and CEO of the…

Jul 23 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Slavonic Endorses Douglas In 5th District Race »

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Retired Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic today endorsed Republican Patrice Douglas in the Republican runoff for Congress in the 5th District.…

Jul 22 2014 / 6 Comments / Read More »

Fallin Pushes Petition To Seek Closure Of Sill Facility »

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Governor Fallin’s campaign is pushing her petition asking the Obama Administration to close the Fort Sill illegal immigrant detention center.…

Jul 22 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Workers’ Comp Reforms Cut Costs »

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Workers’ compensation reforms enacted in 2013 have reduced costs to business by 14 percent, the incoming president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma said today. Denise Johnson, writing in a letter, said, “It is working! In the spring of 2013, the Oklahoma Legislature…

Jul 23 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Small: No Such Thing As ‘Revenue shortfall’ »

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Jonathan Small, CPA Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs The most recent fiscal year ended on June 30, and the data show that for state government revenues and spending, it’s a time of all-time highs. Preston Doerflinger, Oklahoma’s Secretary of Finance, Administration, and Information Technology, confirmed…

Jul 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Law Change Sparks Concealed Carry Applications »

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Tulsa World Traffic on the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s online application system for handgun licenses has more than tripled since media reports about an upcoming change in law, the agency said Friday afternoon. The OSBI in a news release said 394 people have began…

Jul 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Editorial: The Accounting ‘Shortfall’ »

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Editorial The Oklahoman Accounting “shortfall” At the end of the fiscal year on June 30, tax collections going to the state’s General Revenue Fund increased by only 0.03 percent compared with the prior year. The total came in at 4.8 percent below estimates. Yet gross…

Jul 19 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Capitol Repairs Discussion Planned »

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State officials on Thursday will hold a media availability to discuss repairing the state Capitol building. Governor Fallin signed legislation this year authorizing a $120 million bond issue for extensive repairs to the building. Office of Management and Enterprise Services officials will discuss preliminary planning…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Murphey: Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying Survives For Another Year »

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Rep. Jason Murphey Imagine owning a business and entering into a contract with a vendor. As you prepare to sign the contract, the vendor puts forward one final stipulation. He wants you to hire an employee with the sole mission of perpetually negotiating with you…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Fallin Names Pattye High To Pardon & Parole Board

Governor Fallin today announced the appointment of Patricia “Pattye” High to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. Her appointment will take effect Monday. She will replace the late Currie Ballard and will serve the remainder of…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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Bingman Names Repair Panel Members

Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman has chosen his appointees to the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee. On Wednesday, Bingman announced that Sens. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, Corey Brooks, R-Washington, and Susan Paddack, D-Ada, will serve…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »
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Small: No Such Thing As ‘Revenue shortfall’

Jonathan Small, CPA Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs The most recent fiscal year ended on June 30, and the data show that for state government revenues and spending, it’s a time of all-time highs. Preston Doerflinger,…

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »
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Law Change Sparks Concealed Carry Applications

Tulsa World Traffic on the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s online application system for handgun licenses has more than tripled since media reports about an upcoming change in law, the agency said Friday afternoon. The OSBI…

Jul 19 2014 / Read More »
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Editorial: The Accounting ‘Shortfall’

Editorial The Oklahoman Accounting “shortfall” At the end of the fiscal year on June 30, tax collections going to the state’s General Revenue Fund increased by only 0.03 percent compared with the prior year. The total…

Jul 19 2014 / Read More »
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Fallin Disagrees With Appeals Court Action

Governor Fallin today issued the following statement in response to a ruling from 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. “In 2004, voters…

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »
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Legislators Ponder Obama Plan For Housing Illegal Juveniles

House Media Division Several policymakers met at the state Capitol today to discuss options for addressing the Obama Administration’s plan for sheltering illegal immigrant children at Fort Sill. Rep. John Bennett said the group convened after…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »
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Fallin Says Juvenile Immigrants Pose Financial Problem

Tulsa World Gov. Mary Fallin harshly criticized the Obama administration’s immigration policies on Wednesday and said she fears the recent influx of unaccompanied minors from Latin America will become a financial burden to the states. “Many…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »
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Poll: Immigration Most Important Problem

Politico A plurality of Americans believes immigration is the most important problem facing the U.S., a new poll says. According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, 17 percent of Americans think immigration is the country’s biggest…

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »
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Barresi Reacts Angrily During Education Board Meeting

Schools Superintendent Janet Bsrresi reacted angrily during a meeting of the Board of Education: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-board-of-education-votes-to-delay-adopting-plan-to-replace-common-core-prompting-janet-barresi-to-lose-her-cool/article/5057652…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »
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Education Issues Examined

Education issues are examined in this Edmond Sun OpEd article: http://www.edmondsun.com/opinion/x864250326/GUEST-OPINION-Oklahoma-GOP-voters-want-educational-choices…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »
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Dorman Unveils Attack On ‘Fal-esi’ Plan

Randy Krehbiel Tulsa World Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman announced the “first phase” of his education program on Thursday. In doing so, Dorman signaled his intention to tie state Superintendent Janet Barresi around incumbent Gov. Mary…

Jul 11 2014 / Read More »
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Freda Deskin Wants Respect

Dr. Freda Deskin sent this email today to the news media: We respectfully request as you continue to report accurate and fair information regarding the election of the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction, that you…

Jul 3 2014 / Read More »
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Hardball: Hofmeister Wants Federal Probe Of Barresi, Barresi Responds

Republican Joy Hofmeister today called for a federal investigation into incumbent State Superintendent Janet Barresi. Hofmeister said today she will provide emails showing that Barresi had full knowledge of the privacy violations of Department of Education student records…

Jun 19 2014 / Read More »
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Senate Race: $5 Million-plus And Counting

Oklahoma’s 2014 Senate race has been marked by spending…lots of spending: http://newsok.com/more-than-5-million-made-way-into-republican-race-to-replace-oklahoma-sen.-tom-coburn/article/5054072…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »
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Douglas Draws Support From Mayors

Present and former mayors today announced their support for Corporation Commission Patrice Douglas in the Republican runoff in the 5th District. Douglas is a former mayor of Edmond. The mayor endorsing Douglas: Oklahoma City Mayor Mick…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »
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Russell Adds Endorsements

Steve Russell has picked two more endorsements, from the National Association For Gun Rights PAC, and Support And Defend PAC, an organization of veterans. Russell seeks the Republican nomination for Congress in the 5th District. Support and Defend PAC…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »
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Slavonic Endorses Douglas In 5th District Race

Retired Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic today endorsed Republican Patrice Douglas in the Republican runoff for Congress in the 5th District. In his endorsement, Admiral Slavonic praised Douglas’s business experience, work ethic, and dedication to conservative principles.…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »
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Cole: Boundaries Of Executive Power Must Be Defined

Congressman Tom Cole As our founding fathers clearly described in Article I of the Constitution, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” Unfortunately, President Barack Obama has shown…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

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