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OKG Newsletter

Topic: senate

Pollard urges Oklahomans to contact Congress over proposed arts cuts

Pollard to be directly affected


Gazette staff
Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre is urging stage fans to voice concern to Oklahoma senators over proposed cuts of National Endowment for the Arts’ funding.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Herbal remedy

Will legislation that legalizes marijuana usage with a doctor’s recommendation go up in smoke?


Clifton Adcock
A state Senate committee bogarted a bill designed to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma by refusing to hold hearings on any of its assigned legislation this session, effectively keeping the measure hostage until next session.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Art suspension

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


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

Counterpoint: Fallin ‘should be praised’

Frankly, Oklahomans shouldn’t give a hoot.


Charlie Meadows
House Bill 2130, high-profile legislation by Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele and supported by Gov. Mary Fallin, passed in mid-March with only 51 votes and then headed for the Senate.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Last call for ethanol?

Sen. Coburn’s attempts to eliminate an ethanol tax credit have drawn support from The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily.


Clifton Adcock
A controversial amendment by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, that would end a tax credit for ethanol blending may come up for a vote when the Senate resumes session in May.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cannabis crackdown

No hashish for you.


Gazette staff
Last month the Oklahoma Senate took the opportunity to commemorate 4/20 by passing — 44-2 — House Bill 1798.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

End of session grades

They got done early, but did they do well?


Kyle D. Loveless
To those who occupy the people’s house and upper chamber on 23rd and Lincoln, congratulations are in order. They have finished their obligations and will adjourn for the year a week early.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Detour ahead

Budgetary hand-wringing puts the partially constructed American Indian center in limbo.


Greg Horton
Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, has called for an interim study on proposed bond issues, including the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GOP candidate Childers wins Senate District 43 special election

Takes 60-percent vote in victory over Meador.


Clifton Adcock
Republican candidate Greg Childers defeated his Democratic rival Tuesday night in a special election for Senate District 43.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Text not, drive not


Gazette staff
Remember the simple days when jamming to “Hungry Like the Wolf” or mopping up a spilled Coke were the scariest distractions in a vehicle?
Wednesday, March 7, 2012