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COMMENTARY: Checking it Twice: David Prater is sometimes Naughty, Not Nice

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater was recently accused, in news stories that garnered nationwide attention, of starting an improper investigation of former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris Steele because of disagreements over policy issues. The allegations came from a former public employee, an investigator who […]

At May 15 luncheon, Patrick Rooney will be honored for TEEM work

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   Patrick Rooney, longtime chairman of The Education and Education Ministry (TEEM) in Oklahoma City, will be honored for more than two decades of service at the 2019 community luncheon benefiting the group. Rooney, a Roman Catholic, worked with Kris Steele, a Methodist minister to methodically evolve the TEEM mission over […]

OK Policy Institute to host 10th anniversary celebration

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Policy Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala celebration on Thursday, September 13.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market, 311 S. Klein Avenue with a reception from 6 – 6:45 p.m., followed by dinner and ceremony. […]

Oklahoma soon will be nation’s highest incarcerating state, Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform promise aggressive new advocacy

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – With Oklahoma potentially mere days away from becoming the highest incarcerating state in the country, Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR) have promised aggressive new advocacy for long-term improvements to the state’s broken criminal justice system. OCJR’s long-term plan for reform in Oklahoma will be to press for legislative approval, […]

Commentary: Scott Biggs and the ‘four-corners’ stalling tactic on criminal justice reform

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Once upon a time in Oklahoma, elected representatives of the people enacted  the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), a package of laws designed to shift some criminal justice provisions from unnecessarily punitive strictures toward proven methods that have led to lower costs, less crime and more compassionate responses to the […]

Criminal justice reform advocates back Task Force measures at Capitol Rally

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Criminal justice reform advocates from around the state gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday (May 11) to urge legislators to advance the remaining Justice Reform Task Force bills, developed through the work of a panel chosen by Governor Mary Fallin, this session. Advocates say that passage of the bills […]

Will legislative Republicans kill criminal justice reform for a second time?

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Former Speaker of the House Kris Steele, who now runs Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, is encouraging a freshman Republican member of the state House of Representatives “to take a deep breath, relax and stop misleading the public.” Steele issued a press release with that comment, in response […]

A not-so-fond look back at 2016: The Hofmeister indictment and Boren’s defeat lead CapitolBeatOK’s Top 10 Stories

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Humbly submitted for the interest of readers and their consideration, a not-so-fond look back at 2016 — the top ten news stories concerning Oklahoma government, from CapitolBeatOK, an online news site. The felony indictment of the state Superintendent of Public Instruction was the year’s top story in Oklahoma government. […]

The Turning Point: Oklahoma voters restore the basis for long-sought criminal justice reforms

Kris Steele The turning point Oklahoma’s criminal justice system has sought for so long is finally within reach. In an election season of unprecedented divisiveness, unity emerged in Oklahoma when an incredibly diverse coalition joined together and secured passage of a better path for our overburdened criminal justice system. The political spectrum’s right and left, […]

Steele says State Questions 780 and 781 are vital, Right on Crime group presses for voter approval

  Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris Steele expressed disappointment after some law enforcement officials around the state expressed opposition to State Questions 780 and 781. Steele, chairman of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, said in a statement sent to CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations: “The […]

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