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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 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.” […]

Capitol Report for December 30: Good economy, government mismanagement, Fallin’s liberal shift, execution moratorium, legislative turnover and Democratic gains

In the New Year’s weekend edition of Capitol Report for the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan laid out some of listing of the top state government news stories. In first place (mentioned last week), is the financial scandal at the Oklahoma Department of Health. In second, McGuigan told News9’s Alex Cameron, […]

Capitol Report for December 23: Top Oklahoma City stories of 2017, Health Department scandal is top state government story, and good wishes for Christmas …

In this holiday weekend edition of Capitol Report Report for News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan surveyed the top Oklahoma City news stories for 2017, as reported in The City Sentinel newspaper. He said stability in local leadership was notable, as Mick Cornett ends the longest serving mayor in city […]

Capitol Report for December 3: Fallin’s executive orders and legislative hotline, Oklahoma among many states with teacher challenges

In this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalists Patrick B. McGuigan and Alex Cameron surveyed intensifying critical scrutiny of government agencies. McGuigan noted the state House has, in coordination with the new Investigation Committee, launched a toll-free number where state employees (promised confidentiality) can report instances […]

Capitol Report for November 4: Temporary Budget Fix … maybe … the ‘Dossier’ financed by Clinton … and the Manafort indictments

In this latest Capitol Report segment – broadcast weekly on News9 the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City – journalist Patrick B. McGuigan looked at the temporary budget fix. The Legislature seems likely to advance over $100 million in spending from reserve funds of various sorts and perhaps some hikes in oil and gas taxes, “at […]

Capitol Report for October 21: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ worthy of curriculum inclusion, and 30 year anniversary of Senate rejection of the Bork nomination

In this week’s Capitol Report segment for News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan lamented the decision of the Mississippi school district to remove Harper Lee’s classic novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ from the Middle School Curriculum. In discussion of the news with reporter Alex Cameron, McGuigan quoted a letter, written by a taxpayer in that state, […]

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