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Archive for: August, 2017

Capitol Report for August 12: Making both sides mad – Voter fraud happens, time for Republicans to think about Carter, not Clinton

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In the August 12 edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Okalhoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan remembered an expression of the current dean of journalism at the University of Oklahoma: “We’re doing our job when we make both sides of the political spectrum mad.” The CapitolBeatOK editor opened this week’s segment […]

Commentary: The Great Armageddon tour of 2017

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State Rep. Jason Murphey This year’s legislative session was dominated by a group of “raise taxes at all costs” ideologues who deployed aggressive strategies to advance an array of principle-betraying tax and fee increases upon the people of Oklahoma. In my last column, I wrote in some detail about the strategy of freshman pawning: a […]

Fast and Furious: Democratic Party leaders assail GOP in wake of court ruling on tobacco tax

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Although widely anticipated, the Oklahoma state Supreme Court’s unanimous decision striking down the tobacco “fee” enacted in May is provoking reactions ranging from shocked to celebratory. To be sure, the judicial ruling has also provoked political positioning in anticipation of a possible (perhaps likely) special legislative session. The City Sentinel’s […]

OKC disability services coordinator named to DRS’ governing board

Emily Cheng from Oklahoma City is the newest board member for the Commission for Rehabilitation Services which governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Governor Mary Fallin has recently appointed Emily Cheng of Oklahoma City to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services. The commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS). As a person with cerebral palsy, Commissioner Cheng was previously a DRS client and […]

Accountability session with OK County Sheriff candidates set for Aug. 20

The special election for County Sheriff will be held on Tuesday, September 12.  File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) Accountability Session regarding the Oklahoma County Sheriff special election will be held on Sunday, August 20 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1020 NE 42nd Street in Oklahoma City. The three candidates –  […]

OKCU Hall of Honor to recognize new inductees

Ray and Pat Potts will be honored with the OKCU Meinders School of Business Hall of Honors Lifetime Achievement Award on October 19.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will honor five business and community leaders during the 31st annual Oklahoma Commerce & Industry Hall of Honor luncheon on Thursday, October 19. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma […]

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reports strong start to fiscal year – July gross tax receipts up almost 9 percent

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Staff Report July Gross Receipts to the Treasury provide additional evidence of an expanding Oklahoma economy with total collections topping the July 2016 report by almost nine percent, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced on Monday (August 7). Collections during each month of calendar year 2017, except for March, have shown growth. July receipts of $926.9 […]

Kruger Brothers to headline Banjo Fest in Oklahoma City on Sept. 9

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK─ The American Banjo Museum will present the return of the internationally renowned Kruger Brothers to Oklahoma as the headliners of this year’s Banjo Fest concert. The performance will be held on Saturday, September 9, at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Performing Arts Center at Rose State College in Midwest […]

A-1 Pet Emporium to host Customer & Rescue Appreciation Day on Aug. 19

During “Customer & Rescue Appreciation Day,” Homeward Bound Pug Rescue will be represented at the main A1 Pet Emporium location on August 19 at Britton Road and May Avenue and for a $5 donation, guests will be entered to win a backyard BBQ set which includes a gas grill, a propane tank, a Yeti 35 cooler, a case of COOP Ale Works beer, COOP t-shirts and mugs; and two $50 gift certificates. Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY OK – As a way of saying thank you to their customers and rescues, A1 Pet Emporium is hosting “Customer & Rescue Appreciation Day” on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The three A1 locations, 911 W Britton Road, in N.W. Oklahoma City’s Britton […]

Capitol Report for August 5: A big day this Tuesday – High Court hears tax arguments, Senate District 45 primaries

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

On News9’s Capitol Report for August 5, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan said he believes the state Supreme Court will – after arguments on August 8 – strike down some or all of the revenue increases passed in the Legislature. The measures are tax hikes requiring legislative super-majorities, not merely fee boosts, he argued. Even if […]

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