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An Easter Message from “Mr. McGuigan”

    by Patrick B. McGuigan Thursday, April 9, 2020 Dear Students (and readers and friends): For as long as I can remember, I have loved to write, and to read. And, since 1976 I have been – off and on, between or in the midst of other professional incarnations – a teacher. Here is […]

Chief Justice Kane Assembly Knights of Columbus to honor Major Ed Pulido, journalist/educator Pat McGuigan

Billie Rodely OKLAHOMA CITY – The Chief Justice Kane Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 848 will honor two Oklahoma men for civic service and community leadership the evening of Saturday, April 14. Lou Falsetti, comptroller for the Chief Justice Kane Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, said in a letter that this year’s awards will […]

ANALYSIS – Houston-based company buys Lawton Constitution, more than three dozen seasoned journalists laid off

Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK Southern Newspapers, Inc., a chain whose headquarters is in Houston, Texas, has bought The Lawton Constitution. The sale finalized earlier this month, Brothers Brad Burgess and Bill Burgess Jr. have owned the Constitution since 2012. They bought it brothers Steve and Don Bentley, who had inherited it from their father, Bill […]

Capitol Report for March 10: A Democrat’s lament …, a 7 percent GPT seems like punishment …, and McGuigan’s fond farewell

In his Capitol Report segment for Saturday, March 10, Patrick B. McGuigan pointed to a commentary by Mike W. Ray, which was posted on The essay detailed steps majority Republicans in the state House took to tinker with germaneness rules in order to change the purpose of legislation. Ray also outlined maneuvers those running […]

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 January 27: Fallin’s Finale, Tax Foundation’s critical analysis of “Step Up” Plan, Humphreys rejoins John Rex school board

In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan, in discussion with reporter Alex Cameron, looked ahead to “Fallin’s Finale” – Governor Marry Fallin’s last State of the State address scheduled for Monday, February 5. McGuigan predicted Fallin will reach out to her conservative base in the Legislature, many of them disenchanted with […]

Capitol Report for January 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 CapitolBeatOK editor reviewed the ideas in his weekly discussion with Alex Cameron, a veteran reporter for the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City. In […]

Capitol Report for December 9: Tensions between governor and Republican leaders, and hoping for long-delayed criminal justice reform

In this weekend’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan discussed the timing of a special session, saying it would best come before year’s end. [Editor’s Note: After the segment was recorded, Governor Mary Fallin called for legislators to return on December 18.] There is no agreement over a revised budget between […]

Capitol Report for May 6: Long-delayed criminal justice reforms could save hundreds of millions, immigration policy news update

In the latest Capitol Report segment, news analyst Patrick B. McGuigan sketched the depth of challenges facing Oklahoma’s prison system, which is operating at 109 percent of capacity. The prison population could grown 25 percent in the next decade, the CapitolBeatOK editor said, unless long-delayed criminal justice reforms are implemented. Flattening the prison numbers could […]

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