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Women’s March OKC joins in Jan. 20 weekend of protests

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, January 20, the Women’s March OKC, themed We Roar – We Soar, will be held on the south Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capital beginning at 11 a.m. The marchers will step off at 11:20 a.m., and proceed south on Lincoln Boulevard (west […]

Women’s group’s Trailblazer luncheon to feature keynote Mary Mélon

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Friday, January 19, the Women Lead Oklahoma organization invites the public to their Trailblazer Luncheon featuring Mary Melon, president and CEO of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.  The event will be held at the State Chamber of Oklahoma, 330 NE 10th Street, […]

Capitol Report for Jan 13: State Chamber boosts trio of school choice ideas … and new concerns about the Julius Jones death sentence

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

The State Chamber of Oklahoma has included three important school choice reforms in the “OK2030” vision document, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan reported on this week’s Capitol Report segment for News9. The City Sentinel and The CapitolBeatOK editor reviewed the ideas in his weekly discussion with Alex Cameron, a veteran reporter for the CBS News affiliate […]

Oklahoma Special Olympics to host 22nd Annual Winter Games Jan. 11-13

Special Olympics athletes from 14 areas in Oklahoma will participant in the 22nd annual Winter Games.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma 2018 Special Olympics Winter Games will be held January 11 – 13 on the University of Oklahoma campus and in surrounding communities. Special Olympics athletes from 14 areas in Oklahoma are preparing for the 22nd annual event. A record number of nearly 3,400 athletes from across the state are […]

State Chamber’s ‘OK2030’ strategic plan recommends school choice

Dr. Jennifer Lepard, Oklahoma’s State Chamber Research Foundation Executive Director, guided the process of creating OK2030, the organization’s long-term strategic vision project. Photo Provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s State Chamber has unveiled a comprehensive vision for public policy reforms aiming “to dramatically improve our state’s rankings and prospects.” The OK 2030 document, described as “the culmination of a yearlong effort to gather ideas and input from across the state” includes major education policy reforms, […]

Capitol Report for January 6: Managing the ‘cost-drivers’ in Oklahoma state government, and “The Trouble with Trump”

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In this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9 in Oklahoma City, policy analyst Patrick B. McGuigan and reporter Alex Cameron discussed the three “cost-drivers” in Oklahoma government. In Corrections, the path to reform is “not complicated,” McGuigan said – state officials need to implement a policy consensus that has existed “at least since 2012.” […]

Oklahomans will vote on medical marijuana June 26

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY – On Thursday, Jan. 4, Governor Mary Fallin established June 26 as the date Oklahomans will vote on the state’s medical marijuana ballot measure. Fallin filed an executive proclamation placing State Question 788 on the June primary election ballot. The governor’s other option was to place the […]

COMMENTARY (Part II): It didn’t start with County Commissioners, and didn’t end with the Health Department – Dealing with mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse in Oklahoma Government

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Part I of this commentary examined the current controversy centered on mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse at the Oklahoma Department of Health. That portion of this review of Oklahoma governance also touched on state government’s unwillingness to implement – either rapidly or incrementally – a broad bipartisan consensus on […]

Kick Off the New Year In Paseo: January First Friday hits on Jan. 5

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Staff Report The Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk for January will take place on Friday, January. 5, from 6 – 10 p.m. In the Paseo Art Space will be the “Turn the Page” art exhibition by five Oklahoma artists who express what turning the page means to them through their art. Visual “pages” […]

Capitol Report for December 30: Good economy, government mismanagement, Fallin’s liberal shift, execution moratorium, legislative turnover and Democratic gains

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

In the New Year’s weekend edition of Capitol Report for the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan laid out some of listing of the top state government news stories. In first place (mentioned last week), is the financial scandal at the Oklahoma Department of Health. In second, McGuigan told News9’s Alex Cameron, […]

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