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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Mary Fallin

Harumph, harumph, harumph


Gazette staff
 Let the harumphing begin! Oklahoma's Republican leaders are weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling today upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. And — prepare to be shocked — they're not happy about it.
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Exchanging control

In the wake of the federal health care law being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, Oklahoma must ensure a health care exchange.


Clifton Adcock
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week upholding the federal Affordable Care Act prompted no small amount of frustration from Oklahoma government and business leaders opposed to President Barack Obama’s signature program.
Monday, July 2, 2012

Cutting taxes is not an answer


Nathaniel Batchelder

A recession is no time to cut taxes.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fallin appoints Native liaison

DOD agent Jacque Secondine Hensley named to position in governor’s office.


Clifton Adcock
Almost two years after the elimination of the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, Gov. Mary Fallin announced July 10 that she was appointing a Native American liaison to her office.
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mary in the Motor City


Gazette staff
If there’s one industry in obvious need of taking more potential budget-breaking risks, it’s the American auto industry.
Monday, July 16, 2012

Hyperbolic overdrive

Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
The conservative response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare featured in Chicken-Fried News’ “Harumph, harumph, harumph” (June 28, okgazette.com) is a string of some of the most rhetorical and hyperbolic comments I’ve ever read.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Playing snow day roulette

Letters to the Editor

Todd Fagin
Many a student has undoubtedly played a game of “snow day roulette” in which the student opts to postpone completing homework under the hope inclement weather will result in a school closing. If the forecast is wrong or the school otherwise remains open, the student is often in quite a predicament.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

State of health

Why is Oklahoma among the unhealthiest states in the nation?


Mark Beutler
Oklahoma consistently ranks at the top of the “worst states” list when it comes to health-related issues.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Secret paroles?

Oklahoma County’s top prosecutor accuses the state Pardon and Parole Board of illegally considering the early release of some inmates.


Phil Bacharach
Tim Sharp was shocked when he heard from his aunt last month that the woman who had killed his father in a drunk-driving accident was up for parole. The inmate, Maelene Chambers, had served only four years of a 10-year manslaughter prison sentence for the 2006 death, and Sharp knew that manslaughter was one of more than 20 state crimes in which offenders were required to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wait for it

Oklahoma’s delay in creating a health care exchange likely means it will be established by the feds.


Shelly Hickman
State leaders might have lost what some said was a high-stakes gamble when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance. As a result, a health care exchange required under the ACA will have to be established for Oklahoma, which some observers say means it is likely the federal government will be the entity creating it.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012