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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 gross production tax from 1 to 2 percent, there’s been growing opposition.

Now, Lt. Governor Todd Lamb says he’s opposed and government has to stop taxing: http://m.newsok.com/oklahoma-lt.-gov.-todd-lamb-increasing-drilling-tax-rate-would-hurt-state/article/4070322


Wesselhoft: Hickman Faces Challenge From Murphey

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 in action.”

Asked for comment, Murphey’s response was brief: “The Speaker Designate election will take place on May 5th and I will be the only other candidate aside from Hickman.”

Murphey has opposed Hickman on some issues this session.,


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


April 19th…

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Dani, High Noon Club Seek Holder Un-invite

daniStatement 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 be traveling to Oklahoma City to speak at the Oklahoma City Police Academy graduation. What an interesting and unfortunate ending to these future police officers’ training at the Academy.

Eric Hold…er is one of the most liberal and controversial leaders in America right now. Having this man serve as the featured speaker at a law enforcement event in a conservative state like Oklahoma is simply unbelievable.

On behalf of the graduates, their families and all Oklahomans, I’m calling on Mayor Mick Cornett to reverse this outrageous and offensive choice of featured speaker.

Holder is the most liberal, partisan lawbreaker ever to serve as U.S. Attorney General.

He holds himself above the law and has been found to be in Contempt of Congress.

He refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panthers Party who were charged with voter intimidation – even though their actions were caught on tape!

An Obama campaign donor was chosen by the Department of Justice to investigate the IRS after they targeted conservative groups. The IRS has yet to provide subpoenaed documents requested by Congress, and Eric Holder’s investigation is nothing more than a charade to protect the President’s administration.

Holder has no regard for First Amendment freedoms and civil liberties, as shown by his department secretly obtaining a large number of phone records from reporters.

And Holder’s involvement in the Fast and Furious gun running scandal alone is enough for him to be impeached.

It is outrageous that Mayor Mick Cornet would bring such a controversial, lawbreaker to an event that promotes the law. The Attorney General promotes ideas and policies that are in direct opposition to the views held by most Oklahomans. Holder’s actions against the law and liberal influence do not promote justice but instead promote an unconstitutional approach to leadership.

If this decision is not reversed, I expect there to be loud protests of Mayor Cornett and Attorney General Holder at the event. This can be avoided by the Mayor doing the right thing and reversing the City’s decision to invite Eric Holder to this event.


OETA Oklahoma Forum Airs Sunday

aoetaHost 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 a discussion of the key races and political environment with:

Pat McFerron, Partner, CMA Strategies

Neva Hill, President, Neva Hill & Company

Brandon Lenoir, Political Science Professor, Oklahoma State University
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Oklahoma Forum Air Times

Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Main
Sunday, 3:00 p.m. OKLA
Sunday, 7:00 p.m. OKLA
Sunday, 11:30 p.m. OKLA
Monday, 4:00 a.m. OKLA
Monday, 4:00 p.m. OKLA
Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. OKLA
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. OKLA
Thursday, 2:00 p.m. OKLA
Sunday, 4:00 a.m. OKLA


Turner Plans Holder Appearance Protest

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After hearing recent news that the Oklahoma City Police Academy will have U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak at this year’s graduation, State Representative and 5th District Congressional candidate Mike Turner is asking citizens to peacefully voice their opposition to Holder’s appearance.

“This is simply outrageous,” said Turner, R-Oklahoma City. “After his involvement in the Fast and Furious Gun Running Scandal and his refusal to hand over documents on the matter to Congress, I find it disturbing that he will be addressing men and women who will be fighting on the front lines against the Mexican Cartel presence in Oklahoma City.

“Our police officers put their lives on the line every day to ensure the safety of our citizens. I cannot condone the decision to have someone appear at a police graduation that does not respect their sacrifice and is willing to needlessly endanger American lives.”

In response to Holder’s invite, Turner has launched a petition for citizens to sign calling for the Oklahoma City Police Academy to withdraw their invitation to Holder.

“He has shown complete contempt for upholding the law, and his presence at a law enforcement graduation is inappropriate and a dishonor to those who protect Oklahoma City,” said Turner. “I ask that the organizer withdraw Holder’s invitation, and I ask the people of Oklahoma to sign my petition so that we may uphold the integrity of Oklahoma City Police Academy’s graduation ceremony.”

Since his appointment by President Barack Obama, U.S. Attorney General Holder has been involved in a number of controversies and what many are calling serious infringements of American’s civil liberties.

In 2012, Holder recused himself from a probe into the Justice Department’s secret obtainment of the Associated Press’s phone records. This was done in the name of “National Security” but is being seen as an attempt to intimidate and silence free press.

Holder also refused to take appropriate action against the Black Panthers after a 2008 incident in which Black Panthers, in intimidating outfits and wielding a club, stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia.

Holder further demonstrated his dedication to complete inaction during the investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack.

“We should start taking a stand against these actions in Oklahoma, rather than rewarding Holder with the honor of speaking to our distinguished graduates,” said Turner. “We must do what we can to prevent this ironic and disturbing endnote to these future police officers’ training at the Academy.”

Please sign the petition at: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1729593-mSqZrAJWKA


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 against the state’s leading reform advocate is not a surprise,” Barresi’s campaign manager Robyn Matthews said in a statement. “This same group literally turned their backs on Janet when she first went to speak to them before the 2010 elections.

“They are upset that Janet has exposed how they could give teachers a $2,000 increase in pay by just reprioritizing a small percentage of administrative overhead,” she said. “The truth is, the people have no confidence in this education establishment that has run over parents and bowed to the liberal trade unions.”

Steven Crawford, executive director of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, and Ryan Owens, executive director of the United Suburban Schools Association, issued a joint press statement Thursday criticizing Barresi’s leadership of state schools.

“We are not surprised that parents would start this petition of no confidence in the state superintendent. During her tenure, Janet Costello Barresi has limited the voices of parents, teachers and local communities in education matters,” they said.

As of Thursday, the “No On Barresi” petition had about 10,200 signatures. View the online petition at noonbarresi.com.


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 and further delay the project, which has already been stalled for more than five years:

“The President can’t seem to make a decision, even after more than five years. This is just like Obamacare, where all hard decisions have been postponed until after elections. This decision is not hard.”

As of today, TransCanada has waited 2,037 days and counting for the Obama Administration to approve the permit for the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. Construction of the southern leg of the pipeline, which begins in Cushing, OK, is already complete, and that portion of the pipeline is operational.


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 President Obama.

“Who’s the real chief Oklahoma Obama surrogate? Fallin 1, Dorman 0,” Dorman wrote.


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