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Counterpoint: : Real reform is still wanting


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Ryan Kiesel
House Bill 3052 has been touted as one of the most significant criminal justice reform measures in Oklahoma’s recent history.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fixing a role in parole


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Harry Coates
The state Department of Corrections struggles financially every year because we have some of the most overcrowded prisons in the country.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thunder has transformed city’s image


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Mick Cornett
I was watching ESPN the other night and saw Skip Bayless, Tim Legler and Stephen A. Smith spend 20 minutes talking about the Oklahoma City Thunder. A few days earlier, I’d seen the ESPN First Take team analyzing Russell Westbrook’s game.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Drive a car, learn to read


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Ramona Paul
Thank heaven for little girls — and boys!
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tax credits worth saving


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Gene Perry
Are the hundreds of thousands of families in Oklahoma who make less than $50,000 a year a “special interest”?
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Politics of satire


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Kurt Hochenauer
Although they’ve been maligned by at least one corporate media outlet for doing so, three state lawmakers are standing up for Oklahoma women’s rights by fighting absurdity with absurdity.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Proceed with caution


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Larkin Warner
In mid-January, Gov. Mary Fallin and three of state government’s top financial officers made what must have been a stressful trip to New York City.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saving college savings


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Ken Miller
The state of Oklahoma currently has one of the best higher education savings incentive programs in the nation.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A plan to fix DHS


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Rep. Jason Nelson
Last October, House Speaker Kris Steele asked me to lead a bipartisan group of state representatives in a strategic review of the Department of Human Services, the state’s largest agency.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Oklahoma stalls on insurance exchange


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Dick Beale
There is little doubt the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), colloquially known as Obamacare, is one of the most burdensome pieces of legislation ever forced upon American businesses.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

OKC needs a children’s museum


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A small group of us recently embarked on a large mission in a relatively short amount of time. Our lofty goal? To save Stage Center by turning it into a children’s museum.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

No school takeover


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Karl Springer
I want to directly address the people of Oklahoma City and explain my opinion on the potential state takeover of our schools on the state’s priority list: It is a terrible idea.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A smarter criminal justice system


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Ryan Kiesel
The Oklahoma Legislature is considering legislation this session to reform our criminal justice system. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma believes reform cannot come fast enough.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Keeping an industry from fading to black


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Jill Simpson
The film industry and the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program are good for Oklahoma. In an industry driven by financial incentives, if the state Legislature eliminates the film rebate this session, our growing industry will likely die.
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Remembering an Oklahoma civil libertarian


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Joann Bell
Some people we expect to be around forever. Michael Camfield was a solid presence for civil liberties work and challenges in Oklahoma for so many years.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
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