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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 CapitolBeatOK.com. 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 17: Two broad plans for revenue hikes and budget reforms in wake of Step Up defeat, and the election of Mayor David Holt

In the Feb. 17 Capitol Report segment on News9, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan reviewed two significant revenue/budget proposals unveiled in wake of the state House defeat of the “Step Up Oklahoma” tax hikes. In dialogue with reporter Alex Cameron, McGuigan pointed at two crucial antecedents to the current situation: Governor Mary Fallin’s surprising veto of […]

Capitol Report for February 10: Department of Wildlife Conservation skirts competitive bidding process, nationwide headlines echo Oklahoma public school issues, A.G. supports state jurisdiction

On this week’s Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan summarized his recent news story on failures at Oklahoma’s Department of Wildlife Conservation to follow the Sooner State’s competitive bidding process. He told News9’s Alex Cameron, in a segment also broadcast at Newson6, the agency skirted requirements when it selected a PR agency to look at the […]

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 January 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 CapitolBeatOK editor reviewed the ideas in his weekly discussion with Alex Cameron, a veteran reporter for the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City. In […]

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

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.” […]

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