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Fallin, Dorman To Debate »

Governor Fallin and her Democrat opponent, Joe Dorman, face off Thursday night at Oklahoma State University in the only debate scheduled between the opponents for governor. The two will meet…

Oct 1 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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State Ranked 11th Most Corrupt »

A stufy finds Oklahoma is the 11th most corrupt state in the nation: http://www.okcfox.com/story/25932541/http%7Bcolon%7D%7Bslashes%7Dwww%7Bdot%7Dclaremoreprogress%7Bdot%7Dcom/local/x1736695010/Oklahoma-ranks-11th-in-corruption?zc_p=0…

Sep 30 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Animal Rights Group Targets Inhofe Pigeon Shoot »

Tulsa World The head of an animal rights group has asked for an investigation and charges following a fundraiser earlier this month for U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe where hundreds of…

Sep 30 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Fallin, Dorman To Debate »

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Governor Fallin and her Democrat opponent, Joe Dorman, face off Thursday night at Oklahoma State University in the only debate…

Oct 1 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Dan Ramsey Joins Agents Alliance »

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The Oklahoma Agents Alliance (OAA), a Master Agency of the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIIA) working in partnership with independent…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

State Ranked 11th Most Corrupt »

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A stufy finds Oklahoma is the 11th most corrupt state in the nation: http://www.okcfox.com/story/25932541/http%7Bcolon%7D%7Bslashes%7Dwww%7Bdot%7Dclaremoreprogress%7Bdot%7Dcom/local/x1736695010/Oklahoma-ranks-11th-in-corruption?zc_p=0…

Sep 30 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Animal Rights Group Targets Inhofe Pigeon Shoot »

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Tulsa World The head of an animal rights group has asked for an investigation and charges following a fundraiser earlier…

Sep 30 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Fallin Comments On Obamacare Ruling »

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Governor’s Office Governor Fallin today released the following statement regarding U.S. District Judge Ronald White’s ruling in favor of a 2012 lawsuit…

Sep 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Murphey: The Improved Pardon & Parole System »

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Rep. Jason Murphey (Earlier) I wrote about the national recognition provided to one of Oklahoma’s successful information technology projects. It’s important to note that this is just one of numerous successful ongoing IT projects which are making Oklahoma government more open and accessible to the…

Sep 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

House Members Ponder American Indian Cultural Center And Museum Funding »

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What’s to become of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum? House members are discussing possible solutions to complete the half-finished complex: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-house-members-meet-to-discuss-way-forward-for-okcs-american-indian-cultural-center-and-museum/article/5344927…

Sep 24 2014 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Small: Still Waiting For Transparency »

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Jonathan Small Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs It was recently announced that the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board of Investors certified $52.7 million in earnings for use in the coming year. This news is yet another testament to the fact that state revenues and…

Sep 22 2014 / No Comment / 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 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 / 1 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 »
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Mark Costello: School Choice Is Beneficial

Labor Commissioner Mark Costello says school choice is beneficial and he explains why that’s important to him, and to parents: http://www.ocpathink.org/articles/2813…

Sep 29 2014 / Read More »
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Murphey: The Improved Pardon & Parole System

Rep. Jason Murphey (Earlier) I wrote about the national recognition provided to one of Oklahoma’s successful information technology projects. It’s important to note that this is just one of numerous successful ongoing IT projects which are…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »
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State PTA Calls For Barresi Resignation

The Oklahoma Parent Teacher Association is joining the chorus of calls for state Superintendent Janet Barresi to resign from office immediately. Barresi has “continued to erode the relationship between the state Department of Education and the…

Sep 27 2014 / Read More »
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Tulsa World Wants Barresi Resignation

Today’s Tulsa World calls for Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi’s resignation. A subscription is required to read the editorial online.…

Sep 26 2014 / Read More »
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Barresi: ‘He’s a son of a bitch’

Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi, offended by remarks made by a Board of Education member, called him a “son of a bitch” after the meeting. Here’s the Tulsa World’s report: A State Board of Education member called…

Sep 26 2014 / Read More »
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Pruitt Announces Amicus Brief In Support Of Religious Freedom

Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced that Oklahoma joined nine other states in an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the United States Supreme Court to support an Arizona church’s fight against a local sign…

Sep 25 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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Who Is Printing Fake Barresi Signs?

Lots of Republicans are asking today about yard signs with Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi’s name and photo. The signs have been popping up, mostly in the Muskogee area. The photo was snapped by blogger Jamison Faught…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »
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Mark Costello: School Choice Is Beneficial

Labor Commissioner Mark Costello says school choice is beneficial and he explains why that’s important to him, and to parents: http://www.ocpathink.org/articles/2813…

Sep 29 2014 / Read More »
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State PTA Calls For Barresi Resignation

The Oklahoma Parent Teacher Association is joining the chorus of calls for state Superintendent Janet Barresi to resign from office immediately. Barresi has “continued to erode the relationship between the state Department of Education and the…

Sep 27 2014 / Read More »
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Tulsa World Wants Barresi Resignation

Today’s Tulsa World calls for Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi’s resignation. A subscription is required to read the editorial online.…

Sep 26 2014 / Read More »
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Barresi: ‘He’s a son of a bitch’

Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi, offended by remarks made by a Board of Education member, called him a “son of a bitch” after the meeting. Here’s the Tulsa World’s report: A State Board of Education member called…

Sep 26 2014 / Read More »
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Animal Rights Group Targets Inhofe Pigeon Shoot

Tulsa World The head of an animal rights group has asked for an investigation and charges following a fundraiser earlier this month for U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe where hundreds of pigeons were released and shot. The…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »
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Inhofe Wants Military Protection From Ebola Virus

Roll Call reports that Senator Jim Inhofe is holding up anti-Ebola legislation until the Obama Administration includes protection for those in the military: http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/inhofe-blocking-ebola-funds-seeks-more-details-on-protecting-soldiers/?dcz=…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »
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Politico: Politicians Shift Away From Tax Cut Talk

There’s a shift in this year’s election talk: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/republicans-shift-away-from-tax-cutting-mania-111359.html?hp=t1…

Sep 27 2014 / Read More »
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Lankford To Holder: Come Clean

Congressman James Lankford issued the following statement after reports that Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce his resignation later today: “Attorney General Holder has consistently demonstrated to the American people that the main task during…

Sep 25 2014 / Read More »
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Inhofe Fundraiser Prompts Protests

Senator Jim Inhofe’s latest campaign fundraiser has some up in the air: http://newsok.com/inhofe-fundraiser-event-causes-flap/article/5344952…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »

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