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OKG Newsletter

Topic: legislative

Dead or alive


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

Miracle on 23rd Street: a tax cut


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

Taking cover

The May 20 tornado fuels calls for more schools to have shelters or safe rooms.


Greg Horton
Strengthening school safety from Mother Nature’s deadly wrath quickly became a focal issue in the wake of the May 20 tornado that devastated parts of Central Oklahoma. The EF5 funnel cloud destroyed two Moore elementary schools — Briarwood and Plaza Towers — killing seven children at the latter location.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Death by a thousand cuts


Mickey Hepner
It’s just a little tax cut. It can’t hurt anything, can it?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Reel jobs

Proponents of the state’s film rebate program hope to keep the incentive from fading to black.


Liz Blood
Supporters of Oklahoma’s film rebate program say the failure of state legislators to extend it this year could be a lethal blow to the film industry unless it’s remedied during next legislative session.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The anti-Obama premium


Brooks Mitchell
The battle cry from the state Capitol is, “I am more anti-Obama than you are!” Unfortunately, that has gone from the confines of campaign platform to the halls of the state Legislature with less than happy outcomes.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

No toke over the line


Kurt Hochenauer
Pot smokers, beware. There really is a reason to get paranoid.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Taxing debate

Tax collection revenue, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and the Marketplace Fairness Act top the list of legislative priorities.


Tim Farley
Sales tax revenue is the largest source of income for any city in Oklahoma, and the money pot could get bigger if new legislation is passed next year.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013