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OKG Newsletter


Topic: legislature

Fallin appoints Native liaison

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


News

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

Bloat and potential scandal


Letters to the Editor

Clinton Wiles
After reading the commentary by Linda Terrell (”Changes at DHS threaten progress,” July 4, Oklahoma Gazette), I located House Bill 2300 as passed and found disturbing issues that look like business as usual. While much of it can be considered reasonable, it abolishes outside oversight of child care activities, abolishes a biannual audit of activities and establishes a new program that gives the appearance of funneling taxpayer dollars into an already selected pocket.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Shining light on the legislative process


Commentary

Peter J. Rudy
With the legislative session over, it’s a good time to think about ways to make the next one better. Specifically, I’m concerned with making the legislative process more transparent.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fetus fetish


CFN

Gazette staff
When it comes to receptiveness to reproductive rights, Oklahoma might be somewhere between the Vatican and the Satan who rapes and impregnates Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby. A report issued last week by the Center for Reproductive Rights, or CRR, gives the Sooner State low marks for abortion rights, noting a handful of pro-life bills passed by legislators in recent years.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Off the campaign trail


CFN

Gazette staff
You know your candidacy for political office has hit a snag when you end up in a jail cell unable to make bail. That’s the conundrum facing Fred E. Ray Smith, a Republican running against Sen.Susan Paddack (D-Ada) in state Senate District 13.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Race to 88

Two Democrats square off in Tuesday’s runoff for state House District 88.


News

Jason Doyle Oden
Two Democrats vying to replace state Sen. Al McAffrey as the state representative for House District 88 say education and health care are the most important issues facing the next legislative session.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rumble at the runoff


CFN

Gazette staff
Who would have believed the state House district that spawned Randy Terrill would be ground zero for one of the nastiest primary campaigns in the state?
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Democrats step up


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Have progressive Oklahomans found some political mojo in recent months?
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

DHS needs meaningful oversight


Commentary

Greg Treat
The presidential election has many Americans sharply divided along party lines. As Oklahomans, however, there is something on the ballot in November that should unite us regardless of political affiliation — State Question 765.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wait for it

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


News

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
 
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