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Capitol Report for March 10: A Democrat’s lament …, a 7 percent GPT seems like punishment …, and McGuigan’s fond farewell

In his Capitol Report segment for Saturday, March 10, Patrick B. McGuigan pointed to a commentary by Mike W. Ray, which was posted on The essay detailed steps majority Republicans in the state House took to tinker with germaneness rules in order to change the purpose of legislation. Ray also outlined maneuvers those running […]

Capitol Report for February 24: Renewed hopes for criminal justice reform? And, Medicaid managed care study released

During the weekly Capitol Report segment, Patrick B. McGuigan drew from a recent Oklahoma Watch news story surveying possible criminal justice reform legislation pending during the legislative session at the state Capitol. The possible reforms are sponsored by five key players at the Capitol – Senators Greg Treat, Stephanie Bice and Roger Thompson, and Representatives […]

Capitol Report for February 3: Trump’s best speech yet, and a quick vote on ‘Step Up Oklahoma’ tax hike proposals?

In the latest edition of Capitol Report on news9, Patrick B. McGuigan described President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address as his best speech yet. The CapitolBeatOK editor said the speech was “magnificently crafted.” McGuigan hailed the emphasis on human rights concerns in North Korea, and the introduction of dissident Ji Seong-ho, who lost […]

Capitol Report for January 27: Fallin’s Finale, Tax Foundation’s critical analysis of “Step Up” Plan, Humphreys rejoins John Rex school board

In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan, in discussion with reporter Alex Cameron, looked ahead to “Fallin’s Finale” – Governor Marry Fallin’s last State of the State address scheduled for Monday, February 5. McGuigan predicted Fallin will reach out to her conservative base in the Legislature, many of them disenchanted with […]

Capitol Report for January 20: Lamb praised … no need to assume a “fraud tax” or “fraud fee’ … Chickasaw advantages unfair – and a rebounding economy

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report on News9, commentator Patrick B. McGuigan gave a critical review of a budget and spending deal that seems to have some initial strong support. He applauded comments from Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb concerning proposed tax increases under consideration at the Legislature. “I praise him, I salute him,” McGuigan […]

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

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 […]

Capitol Report for December 23: Top Oklahoma City stories of 2017, Health Department scandal is top state government story, and good wishes for Christmas …

In this holiday weekend edition of Capitol Report Report for News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan surveyed the top Oklahoma City news stories for 2017, as reported in The City Sentinel newspaper. He said stability in local leadership was notable, as Mick Cornett ends the longest serving mayor in city […]

Capitol Report for December 9: Tensions between governor and Republican leaders, and hoping for long-delayed criminal justice reform

In this weekend’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan discussed the timing of a special session, saying it would best come before year’s end. [Editor’s Note: After the segment was recorded, Governor Mary Fallin called for legislators to return on December 18.] There is no agreement over a revised budget between […]

Capitol Report for November 4: Temporary Budget Fix … maybe … the ‘Dossier’ financed by Clinton … and the Manafort indictments

In this latest Capitol Report segment – broadcast weekly on News9 the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City – journalist Patrick B. McGuigan looked at the temporary budget fix. The Legislature seems likely to advance over $100 million in spending from reserve funds of various sorts and perhaps some hikes in oil and gas taxes, “at […]

Capitol Report for October 28: Consumers of American Journalism absorb two examples of why press freedom matters

On this week’s Capitol Report – the weekend segment broadcast on Oklahoma City’s News9 and Tulsa’s Newson6 — news analyst Patrick B. McGuigan focused on two widely covered stories illustrating the continuing importance of the protected liberties news reporters enjoy in the American legal system. First, he pointed to the work of two reporters for […]

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