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OKG Newsletter


Topic: legislature

Not kosher


CFN

Gazette staff
Rep. Dennis Johnson, R- Duncan, might need to see a brain surgeon. The folds of his brain might be harboring a streak of anti-Semitism.
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All about Cleta


CFN

Gazette staff
Former Oklahoma legislator and current Washington D.C. lawyer Cleta Mitchell is a powerful woman with a ton of influence, or so says Jonathan Krohn in a recent profile in The Atlantic Monthly Journal.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Accord struck

Gov. Fallin and GOP legislative leaders say they’ve reached agreement on tax cuts, workers’ comp reform and Capitol repairs.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican-controlled Legislature appear poised to cut taxes, implement a new workers’ compensation system and restore the deteriorating state Capitol building.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kind of a jerk


Letters to the Editor

Philip Halprin
Open letter to state Rep. Dennis Johnson:
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dead or alive


CFN

Gazette staff
As the state legislative session winds down, some lawmakers are working to resuscitate proposals that already died. That can be promising news for Oklahomans who fancy schoolteachers packing heat, and more bad news for Oklahomans who don’t like the idea of distracted drivers zooming along the highway.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Connecting the dots


Commentary

Joe Siano
Young students do connect-the-dot worksheets to learn numbers. Students draw lines from a dot to another dot in numerical order and a true picture is revealed. When they don’t, there is no picture, or it’s distorted.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Miracle on 23rd Street: a tax cut


Commentary

Cal Hobson
With the exception of that most beloved Republican activity — the buying, selling, exchanging, concealing, cleaning, carrying, showing, stroking and shooting of guns — members of the party once led by Lincoln are now best known for their genetically driven obsession: cutting taxes anytime, anywhere, any size, for any reason or excuse.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fanning fears?

Oklahoma’s Muslim community contends a recently signed state law could spur anti-Islamic bigotry.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and state lawmakers should “embrace diversity” instead of demonizing the Muslim community, said Adam Soltani, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Finish what we started


Letters to the Editor

Glen Cosper
Oklahomans aren’t quitters.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

None dare call it ‘expansion’


CFN

Gazette staff
It’s not what you said — it’s how you said it. You’ve heard that before, right? (We just wanna make sure our parents weren’t the only ones with that gem.) At any rate, a recent poll demonstrates that truism when it comes to questions of Medicaid expansion.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
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