Letters to the Editor D.W. Tiffee
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.
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
Commentary Mike Brake
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.
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
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.
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.