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Capitol Report for September 30: The Case of Julius Jones, oil and gas business is popular, and the delayed special session

In this week’s Capitol Report segment, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan called on the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to open up the state legal system to allow introduction of new evidence in the case of Julius Jones. Attorneys for Jones, now on death row, have gathered new evidence indicating he is innocent in the killing […]

Capitol Report for June 10: Turkish President Erdogan needs to ‘tear down the walls,’ restore the world’s largest Islamic-dominated democracy

In this week’s edition of Capitol Report, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan praised Enes Kanter, the Oklahoma City Thunder player who has rejoiced over the embrace he received from Oklahomans since coming coming to the NBA franchise two years ago. McGuigan sketched the targeting of Kanter, winner of the Dialogue Institute’s “Humanitarian Award” a few weeks […]

Capitol Report for May 20: Why history matters, and a bad idea’s demise

In this week’s “Capitol Report” segment on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, veteran journalist Patrick B. McGuigan took a deliberate break from obsessing over the state budget gridlock at the Legislature. He praised Gov. Mary Fallin for her recent veto of Senate Bill 2, a proposal that would have abolished the state’s U.S. […]

Capitol Report for May 13: Coburn hits tax hikes, gambling expansion proposal ‘blows up’ budget deal … and a salute to city-area public high schools

In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan reviewed bipartisan opposition to a legislative proposal sharply limiting deductions for charitable contributions. Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn captured the fury of many conservatives over the proposal that would undercut giving while retaining ‘subsidies for out-of-state wind companies,’ bloated higher education administrative costs (and […]

Capitol Report for May 28: Is the state budget real? And, some credit for resisting tax hikes and unsustainable spending.

  In the News9 Capitol Report for May 28, analyst Pat McGuigan said it was “50-50 at best that we actually have a budget” after the difficult 2016 session of the state Legislature. There are holes in the process that the process dependent on what might be overly optimistic economic assumptions about taxpayer reactions to […]

Capitol Report for Saturday, April 30: OK Policy presses tax hikes and tax cut rollback, Journalism Hall of Fame honorees

In the latest Capitol Report segment on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalist Pat McGuigan reported on recommendations from David Blatt of the Oklahoma Policy Institute concerning the state budget crunch of 2016. Blatt and his colleagues want to increase some taxes and roll back the latest one-quarter of a percent state income […]

Capitol Report ( Jan 16) – A penny taxed, presidential voting starts soon

Pat McGuigan and Alex Cameron on News9 On News9’s Capitol Report, Pat McGuigan reported on the impact of a one cent sales tax increase – one enacted in Arkansas in the early 1980s under then-Governor Bill Clinton. Then-First Lady Hillary Clinton pushed for the tax hike for education, saying it would improve schools, boost the […]

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