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OKG Newsletter

Topic: mary fallin

Smoke up


Gazette staff
We’ll say this for Big Tobacco: Even a widely vilified industry that makes its profit from killing people knows how to wield power. That much was evident last week when the Senate General Government Committee killed a bill that would have let cities craft stronger antismoking ordinances than what’s allowed by state law.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Improving mental health in Oklahoma


Mary Ellen Jones

In her State of the State address, Gov. Mary Fallin is to be commended for the inclusion of mental health when talking about health and for proposing increased funding for mental health programs. Mental illness is a medical condition of the brain, an organ of the body, and should be treated like any other organrelated malady.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New thinking needed

Letters to the Editor

Terri L. Miller-Simms
Reluctantly, I listened to the majority of Gov. Mary Fallin’s opening State of the State address to both houses of the Oklahoma Legislature. It was not easy, but I tried very hard to hear something to “hang my hat on” — nada, zip.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Right-thinking governors

Letters to the Editor

Jo Davis
Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, recently surprised most political pundits by changing his mind about expanding Medicaid. “I, as all of you know, am not a supporter of Obamacare,” Kasich explained at a press conference. “But I think this makes great sense for the state of Ohio.”
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Prater files charges against the state's Pardon and Parole Board


Jerry Bohnen
Just as Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater vowed, he has filed misdemeanor charges against the five members of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board, accusing them of violating Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The gap

Oklahoma’s haves and have-nots grow further apart.


Rachel Curtis
Hundreds of thousands of middle- and lower-income Oklahomans this tax season will claim credits that the state Legislature considered eliminating only last year. With 17 percent of Oklahoma City’s residents living below the poverty level of $15,510 for a family of two, losing the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Sales Tax Relief Credit and Child Tax Credit would impact a significant portion of the metro’s most vulnerable families.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

'Do You Realize??' we have no rock song?


Gazette staff
It's rock ’n’ roll chaos in Oklahoma. The state no longer has an official rock song.
Friday, April 12, 2013

Crumbling Capitol

An annual list of Oklahoma’s endangered historic buildings includes a surprising addition this year.


Tim Farley
Once considered structural jewels, some of Oklahoma City’s most iconic buildings, including the state Capitol, are falling apart.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It's about time

A century-old time capsule is opened in an OKC church.


Rachael Cervenka
After a 100-year wait, Oklahoma City got a glimpse into the life of its ancestors by means of a time capsule containing an assortment of historical memorabilia.
Monday, April 22, 2013

Accord struck

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


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