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Capitol Report for February 11: On Fallin’s State of the State – Applause for criminal justice reforms, disappointment in major tax hikes

In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan applauded Governor Mary Fallin’s proposed criminal justice reforms, which would give life to State Questions 780 and 781 – approved by voters in November – and advance prison reforms first enacted in 2012 but never implemented. McGuigan also cheered the governor’s proposal to […]

Analysis, Part Three: Mary Fallin gets it – the problem with prisons, and the challenge of reform

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Rhetorically, Governor Mary Fallin has long supported prison reform and careful scrutiny of criminal justice policy. In practice, however, she has taken three years to get the point where she appears more than ready to press for significant and lasting changes in state policy. Most of her State […]

Analysis Part Two: Here and there in Fallin’s speech, spending boosts and policy reforms

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – In her State of the State address, Governor Mary Fallin devoted most of her time and attention to the budget challenges she and lawmakers must face in the 2016 legislative session. But she looked at a handful of budget boosts, and one notable change in the way […]

Analysis, Part One: Oklahoma’s budget blues outlined in Gov. Fallin’s State of the State Address

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The Sooner State faces an historic budget crunch, and Governor Mary Fallin minced no words in describing the problem in her State of the State speech , which opened the 2016 legislation session on Monday (February 1). She told lawmakers and a packed gallery, during a joint […]

From an Editor’s Notebook: Some common ground, Business backs Loveless, Rubio gains support

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Among the many interesting moments in her bold, controversial and in some ways courageous State of the State address on Monday (February 1), Governor Mary Fallin paid deft (and merited) tribute to one of her predecessors. Near the end of her speech, in making a point about […]

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