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OCPA’s Jonathan Small Comments on 2019 Legislative Session

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement in late May, as the 2019 session of the Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up. “This year the Legislature advanced many important reforms that OCPA has endorsed for years. Those measures, if implemented correctly, should result in […]

COMMENTARY: Oklahoma’s leaders failed us

Patrick B. McGuigan During this legislative session, a Republican member of the Oklahoma state Senate compared advocacy of school choice to Nazi medical experimentation. Another Republican called for deportation of Oklahoma students who speak English as a second language. Legislative Democrats – all members of the party of Robert S. Kerr and Raymond Gary – […]

Rally for “Just Lawmaking and Sensible Lawmakers” set for April 2 at State Capitol

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, April 2 a rally for “Just Lawmaking & Sensible Lawmakers” will be held to protest what local organizations feel is unjust legislation being heard and passed in the 2016 legislative session.  The event will take place from 12 – 2 p.m. on the South Capitol plaza, 2300 […]

Every now and then, she’s right: Fallin’s corrections reform are needed

by Joe Dorman Like many of you, I have grown tired of the constant attacks on candidates and public officials. I want to take a different approach and say something nice about my former opponent, Mary Fallin. I empathize with Governor Fallin on how bad things are at the State Capitol. Early press has covered […]

ACLU Executive Director Kiesel encourages Oklahoma Legislature to expand Medicaid

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Legislature should move quickly to expand Medicaid, using the extra funds for health care coverage and to address criminal justice issues, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma said last week. By expanding Medicaid coverage ACLU Oklahoma leader Ryan Kiesel said the state would […]

Analysis: As winds blow, and waters flow, the dollars grow … Subsidies erode, but don’t end

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2015 session of the Oklahoma Legislature ended Friday evening. The wettest spring in living memory continues, restoring lake levels and ending a drought that has lingered for a decade. At 23rd and Lincoln Boulevard, House and Senate leaders congratulated themselves on getting to the finish line, crafting […]

State Capitol voices unite to decry racist fraternity chant

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma state Legislature is sometimes slow-moving. When it comes to the nuances of state public policy, that can be a good thing, indeed. But every now and then, speed can be a sign of virtue. All over Oklahoma, responses to a racist chant that went “viral” […]

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