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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 […]

Capitol Report for August 27: November election features several ballot measures, the late Mark Costello honored at Labor Departmen

The statewide general election will feature several ballot propositions, as CapitolBeatOK/The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan explained on this week’s edition of Capitol Report. The lineup includes at least these seven measures: State Question 776 (death penalty process), S.Q. 777 (the “right to farm” referendum), S.Q. 779 (the Boren sales tax hike initiative), State Questions […]

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 […]

Capitol Report for January 2: 2015’s death penalty/Glossip top 2015 Oklahoma state story, and concerns about the future

By Alex Cameron and Pat McGuigan On News9 in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan presented the top ten stories “Capitol Beat” stories for 2015. McGuigan told reporter Alex Cameron the top story — dramatic erosion of public support for the death penalty — centered around the possible execution of Richard Glossip. In second, was the budget and […]

Oklahoma Gov. Falllin appoints Melissa Houston, top aide to Attorney General Pruitt, Labor Commissioner

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday announced she will appoint Melissa McLawhorn Houston to be the state’s labor commissioner until January 2019. Houston, who has been chief of staff and policy adviser for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, will serve the remainder of former Labor Commissioner Mark Costello’s term. Costello, who […]

COMMENTARY: It’s time for Gov. Fallin to appoint a Commissioner of Labor. Cathy Costello is the best choice

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – A shocking murder took place in August, when Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello’s eldest son, Christian, stabbed his father to death at a restaurant in north Oklahoma City. Like many other journalists, I reported reactions from state officials and others at the time. Among many issues highlighted […]

ANALYSIS: Cathy Costello for Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Cathy Costello, widow of Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello, has formally asked Governor Mary Fallin to appoint her to fill out the remaining three years of her husband’s term of office. Under Oklahoma law, the state’s chief executive can fill a vacancy in an elected post, […]

Cathy Costello asks Gov. Mary Fallin for appointment to fill husband Mark’s term as Labor Commissioner

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Tuesday (September 8), Cathy Costello, the widow of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, requested that Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin appoint her to serve the remainder of her husband’s term. “So many in our state have been grieving over the loss of my late husband Mark. I cannot thank you […]

‘Truth North’ – Oklahomans comment on the death of State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Oklahoma City – On behalf of her family, on Monday afternoon (August 24), Cathy Costello – wife of Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello – issued a statement concerning his death: “There are no words to express the shock and sadness that our family has experienced the last number of […]

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