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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Politics

Conservative contest

A Republican incumbent in northwestern Edmond faces a tea party challenger.


News

Peter Wright
Following a divisive session for Oklahoma Republicans, the founder of a prominent conservative club is challenging a four-term incumbent in the House District 39 primary on June 26.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Larry, Moe and Curly


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I have to give it up to Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican leadership for agreeing May 18 to a tax “cut” scam that actually raised taxes for a quarter of Oklahoma taxpayers, including families with children.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Utility players

A longtime incumbent faces a challenger in the GOP primary for the state Corporation Commission.


News

Dean Anderson
If you’ve ever flipped on a light switch or picked up a telephone in the state of Oklahoma, you’ve had a brush with the state Corporation Commission. Public utilities, oil and gas, retail gas stations, trucking and underground pipelines all fall under the regulatory domain of the commission.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kern she win?

Sally Kern’s primary opponent said he wants to shift focus from social issues.


News

Clifton Adcock
Despite facing Democratic challengers in past elections, the only person standing between Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, and a fifth term is fellow Republican Curtis Moore.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wherefore art thou, Democrats?


Commentary

Mike Brake
Oklahoma will hold elections this year, but we’ll do it largely without the Democratic Party. The institution that dominated state politics for nearly a century is moribund. That’s a shame; we Republicans said for years that twoparty government is better government, and a lot of us still believe that, but the opposition has grown so feeble that it almost feels like bullying to take them on at the polls.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Women fared well in legislation


Commentary

Kristin Davis
The recent state legislative session was a positive one with regard to matters of interest to women. There were a number of bills waiting in the wings that managed to receive much-deserved attention. They touched on important public policy issues such as access to health care, revenue and taxation, female incarceration, domestic violence and human trafficking.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Race to the right

State Sen. Clark Jolley faces a tough Republican primary challenge from minister Paul Blair.


News

Clifton Adcock
One of the most competitive state legislative contests this year involves Senate District 41, which covers most of Edmond and Arcadia and includes a portion of far northeast Oklahoma City. Republican incumbent Clark Jolley, first elected in 2004, faces challenger Paul Blair in the Tuesday primary.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sieg House!


CFN

Gazette staff
Here is an unfair and unbalanced list of things not to do when running for political office:
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tweet fleet

Which Oklahoma celebs on Twitter are worth following or forgetting?


Features

Andrew Gilman
The Twitterverse is a great, big place filled with possibilities. We looked at a few Twitter-happy celebrities from Oklahoma, and whether they’re worth your precious time.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shedding tiers

Some city officials caution that the MAPS 3 convention center might need to be built with expansion in mind.


News

Clifton Adcock
Members of a group overseeing progress of the future MAPS 3 convention center have expressed concern that budget constraints could cause the city to miss the mark on a key goal for the facility.
 
Friday, June 29, 2012
 
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