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Editor’s Notebook: Ads backing eye care ballot measure released, and The Oklahoman offers good words for two defeated Republicans

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – From an editor’s notebook, television ads will soon be on your screens (if not there already) backing an initiative to open up eye care choices, the state’s largest newspaper gives a shout-out to a losing statewide candidate, and then does the same for a defeated legislator. * On Friday […]

Editor’s Notebook: Costello (Labor) and Byrd (Auditor) garner endorsements, Griffin Communications to host A.G. debate

Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook, a rural senator backs Cathy Costello, the congressman for eastern Oklahoma backs Cindy Byrd, and locally-owned television stations will host and broadcast a debate in the contentious race for the GOP nomination as Oklahoma attorney general. State Sen. Larry Boggs, R-Wilburton, has endorsed Cathy Costello in the Republican […]

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Cathy Costello campaigns across Oklahoma – and was featured speaker at a legislative meeting in New Jersey

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Cathy Costello has barnstormed the state of Oklahoma since her summer announcement of candidacy for the position of Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor. She has integrated the campaign for office into continued advocacy for reforms in mental health policies, uplifting the memory of her late husband Mark, who was state […]

ANALYSIS – Capitol Review: Budget still murky, death penalty controversy deepens, Costello presses mental health policy reforms

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said on October 27 that House Republicans were ready to move on to alternative options for addressing the $215 million budget shortfall after a vote that day on a revenue package in a Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget (JCAB) meeting. Although the Legislature […]

Excessive Occupational Licensing: A Solvable Problem

Cathy Costello Editor’s Note: This commentary is lightly edited, and adapted from Cathy Costello’s testimony, on August 23, before the Oklahoma Department of Labor’s Occupational Licensing Task Force. I want to thank you Commissioner [Melissa] Houston and this task force, and commend you for bringing to the table this important and needed discussion regarding licensing […]

COMMENTARY – One of the Most Critical Issues Facing our State

  Cathy Costello, with David Slane OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma boasts a lot of wonderful things to be proud of. We are known for our wonderful country music with many Grammy and CMA (Country Music Association) award winners. We are known for our amazing NBA team. We are Oklahoma strong when tragedy strikes during tornado […]

Near the Labor Department Mark Costello led, a blessed Redbud tree is planted in his honor

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Labor on Tuesday (August 23) honored the memory of the late Mark Costello, who served 2011-15 as Commissioner of Labor. Employees of the government agency coordinated efforts to plant — at the agency’s headquarters several blocks northwest of the state Capitol – a Redbud […]

Costello family members join to present Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence to Hideaway

by Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – An award for entrepreneurial excellence, named for the late Mark Costello, was recently presented to Hideaway-2., Inc. in Oklahoma City. Cathy Costello, Mark’s widow, joined Gov. Mary Fallin, Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn-Houston, state Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, Hideaway officials and other dignitaries for the presentation in early […]

Editor’s Notebook: Cathy’s grace, AJ touts progress reducing juvenile incarceration, Anastasia looks at Kindergarten preparation

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – From the editor’s notebook, Cathy Costello gracefully accepted her husband’s replacement at the Oklahoma Department of Labor, AJ Griffin applauded lower incarceration rates for youthful offenders, and Anastasia Pittman led scrutiny of pre-school policies. Early this month, Governor Mary Fallin appointed a close aide to Attorney General Scott Pruitt to […]

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