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Republican responses to tobacco fee spike illustrate party divisions

Staff Report From Oklahoma conservatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City – all around the Sooner State, in fact – first-wave responses to last week’s widely anticipated state Supreme Court decision axing a tobacco tax levy were all over the proverbial map. While the state’s chief executive and her legislative allies expressed disappointment in […]

Fast and Furious: Democratic Party leaders assail GOP in wake of court ruling on tobacco tax

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Although widely anticipated, the Oklahoma state Supreme Court’s unanimous decision striking down the tobacco “fee” enacted in May is provoking reactions ranging from shocked to celebratory. To be sure, the judicial ruling has also provoked political positioning in anticipation of a possible (perhaps likely) special legislative session. The City Sentinel’s […]

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