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Capitol Report for October 22: Support for State Question 790 … and an end to the oil war?

Darla Shelden Story by on October 28, 2016 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan on Capitol Report.

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan on Capitol Report.

In the Oct. 22 edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, commentator Patrick B. McGuigan encouraged voters to support State Question 790, the state’s constitutional version of the “Blaine Amendment.”

McGuigan said the archaic language in Section 5 of the state constitution could endanger future cooperation between government and faith-based organizations in provision of services to the poor, refugees, disabled persons, homeless people, the hungry and others. McGuigan commended Oklahoma City Catholic Archbishop Paul Coakley for a commentary, posted on CapitolBeatOK, encouraging Oklahomans to support the question.

In other news, McGuigan pointed to recent analyses suggesting “the oil war is over, and we won.” He said Saudi Arabia and other OPEC cartel countries have abandoned efforts to depress oil and natural gas prices. The result is modest uptick in domestic energy production. That could be a prelude to improvements in the Oklahoma economy and state government revenues.

Watch the October 22 Capitol Report

NOTE: Posting of this segment was delayed due to technical difficulties.

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