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OKG Newsletter


Topic: public

Bumper cars


News

Clifton Adcock
Although he’s for public transit, one City Council member is railing against the method and cost of the fixed downtown streetcar concept.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sneak peek


CFN

Gazette staff
Tomorrow is the deadline for bill introduction in the Oklahoma Legislature and as a public service, the CFN monkeys compiled a list of the most interesting measures (based on CFN’s rigorously tested method for calculating “interestingness”) heretofore introduced by our esteemed legislators.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Counterpoint: Separation anxiety

The Constitution is under fire by the right-wing assault


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
The bills would also appear to directly violate Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which states: “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or...
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Point: Legislate morality

Expand school choice, outlaw killing innocent life


Commentary

Jason Reese
The church-state separation fetishists are at it again. Now the Oklahoma chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State are decrying efforts by the Oklahoma Legislature to teach creationism in public schools, create vouchers or other mechanisms for school choice and define the beginning of human life.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Private and public

After the state Board of Education stalled their hiring, staffers for new Superintendent Janet Barresi will be paid by private funds.


News

Clifton Adcock
Meanwhile, Barresi asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to look into possible Open Meetings Act violations by the board, alleging the push-back appeared orchestrated and pre-planned. State law prohibits a quorum of a public body to discuss public business without a posted agenda.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Can it happen here?

Oklahoma could be poised for a fight over unions.


Commentary

Jason Reese
Over the past few weeks, we have seen unrest spread throughout the Midwest. From Ohio to Wisconsin, public employees are taking to the street to protest much-delayed belt-tightening in those cash-strapped states. As we watch these events unfold, one cannot help but wonder if the Sooner State could experience the same.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Streetcar for the car-free

40,000 people in OKC have no access to a car.


Commentary

Blair Humphreys
More than 40,000 Oklahoma City residents did not have to worry about snowcovered roads impacting their drive to work after the recent snowstorms. That is because more than 40,000 Oklahoma City residents live in households without access to a single car.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

For medicinal purposes


Letters to the Editor

Jessica Watson
I am glad you are a paper that will acknowledge Senate Bill 573 (“Herbal remedy,” March 2, Gazette), and the need for the public to know the truth. I can’t wait to follow the rest of this issue and for you to expand on this matter.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Art suspension

A law requiring state construction projects to include visual art could be suspended if new legislation passes.


News

Clifton Adcock
A bill that would temporarily suspend a law requiring state construction projects to include visual art passed the House March 9 by a vote of 61-26 and will now be considered by the Senate.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
 
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