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OKG Newsletter


Topic: capitol

Finish what we started


Letters to the Editor

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

Payback politics?


CFN

Gazette staff
Who knew weather had, as Stephen Colbert might say, a well-known political bias? That seemed to be the case last week as the tornado that leveled Moore also reignited a long-running debate in Washington, D.C., over federal spending for emergencies. Republicans say Democrats dress up emergency spending bills with unneeded extras, while Dems counter that Repubs don’t want to spend money for victims of natural disasters.
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Touting marriage: Why knot?


Commentary

Brandon Dutcher
Startling but true: Growing up in a stable, two-parent family is the exception, not the rule, for Oklahoma teenagers.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seeking shelter for students


Commentary

Rep. Joe Dorman
Forty-seven lives were lost during the storms that hit our state last month. The death toll could have been lower if suitable shelters were widely available.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The good, the bad and the goofy


Commentary

Cal Hobson
Our legislators are home this summer, having completed their 2013 work. It was a session that saw good bills killed, bad bills consuming too much precious time and the passage of a ridiculous tax cut that doesn’t even kick in until 2016.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Culture wars

Amid some opposition, American Indian Cultural Center & Museum officials hope donors remain loyal to the uncompleted venue.


News

Tim Farley

Supporters of the half-built American Indian Cultural Center & Museum (AICCM) were days away from receiving $40 million in state funds this state legislative session when a deadly tornado ripped through south Oklahoma City and Moore.
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Unlikely allies

Facing criminal blackmail charges, a state Tea Party leader enlists the help of Oklahoma’s ACLU.


News

Brendan Hoover
Sooner Tea Party co-founder Al Gerhart has a surprising new ally in his defense against state blackmail charges stemming from a threatening email he sent to a state senator. Citing First Amendment concerns, the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has agreed to aid the carpenter-turned-political-activist who pleaded not guilty.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brake dancing with facts


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Mike Brake (Letters to the editor, “Big, bloated government,” July 3, Oklahoma Gazette) wails about government waste, but given complete Republican control of state government, why was vital education funding slashed 20.6 percent between 2008-2013 while the pork goes untouched? Why are Oklahomans being slammed with a 50-percent tax increase to renew their drivers’ licenses?
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Getting real


CFN

Gazette staff
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, surprised some hard-liners in his party recently when he denounced efforts by Senate Republicans to “gut” the Affordable Care Act — law of the land for, oh, going on four years now — by opposing any legislation that would fund it.
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

'Tightening the noose'


Letters to the Editor

Ron Ferrell
I salute Kurt Hochenauer for his spot-on opinion in the July 24 Oklahoma Gazette, No toke over the line.”
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
 
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