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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Oklahoma Legislature

Profiles in courage


CFN

Gazette staff
To accommodate absentee voting for military personnel serving overseas, a change in state voting procedures this year means an earlier filing deadline for candidates — a wrinkle that might influence the tone of the remainder of this legislative session.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ill-conceived


CFN

Gazette staff
Not wanting to come away with fertilized egg on its face, the state House of Representatives will not be hearing the so-called personhood bill.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Biting the hand that feeds you


Gazette staff
Somebody get state House Speaker Pro Tem Jeff Hickman a hamburger.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Politics of satire


Commentary

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

Tax credits worth saving


Commentary

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

Water wait

A task force hopes to resolve a legal battle over water rights pitting two American Indian tribes against city and state officials.


News

Clifton Adcock
Mary Fallin, water, water rights, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Sardis, OKC, Oklahoma legislature, politics, Aubrey McClendon, Oklahoma City
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Deal or no deal


CFN

Gazette staff
Just a few weeks ago, Gov. Mary Fallin joined House and Senate leaders to trumpet an agreement for a reduction in the state personal income tax, lowering the top rate from 5.25 percent to 4.8 percent. It was a major plum for the governor, who had called for eliminating the personal income tax in her State of the State speech earlier this year.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lines of fire

State lawmakers crafted several gun bills this session, including one allowing open carry of firearms.


News

Peter Wright
Tweaking gun laws was a specialty of the state Legislature this session, passing several gun-related measures that will take effect in November.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
 
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