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Pork Politicians Revealed: Addicted To Swag

House Committee rejects bill to cut spending on non-essential trinkets and swag Feature, by Jamison Faught, of Muskogee Politico –  Late last night, (just before midnight) the House Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget (JCAB) rejected a measure designed to cut non-essential agency spending on promotional items and other trinkets (the “anti-swag” bill).  Presented by Rep. George Faught (R-Muskogee), the bill…

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  The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has created an online resource for citizens to review the campaign reports of elected officials.  State law requires that candidates for elected state office make complete reports at least quarterly, if they are raising money or spending funds. Failure to make these reports can get a politician in significant trouble. Making a false report could result in fines and/or incarceration.  Often a candidate will pre […]

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SoonerPoll: 87% Believe There's More Room For Efficiency In State Spending

​an excerpt from Bill Shappard –  The message from state agencies and legislators over the last few months has been, for the most part, that the state has cut too much from government budgets and there is no more wasteful spending now.  But, that isn’t what Oklahomans think.  According to the SoonerPoll Quarterly Poll, an overwhelming 87 percent of likely voting Oklahomans believe more efficiency can sti […]

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  Public university funding is way, way out of proportion. And it’s harming the private universities who have to compete at market-set tuition rates.  I’d bet it’s safe to say that if a lawmaker authored a resolution to place a state question on the ballot, to remove taxpayer dollars going to higher ed., then he’d be the biggest hero of the taxpayer.  Another constitutional change needed to for the universities to […]

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  The Tulsa Frontier News was able to conduct an interview with one anonymous juror in the trial of police officer, Betty Shelby. Shelby shot an unarmed Tulsa motorist last year. We’re posting some amazing quotes from the article. Please read the full account at The Frontier. The juror said all 12 jurors wrote a letter they intended to be sent to TPD Chief Jordan in which they stated their belief that Shelby should not be a patrol officer.“There was a […]

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Guest Opinion: A State In Denial Of A Spending Problem

A guest opinion, by Ronda Vuillemont-Smith, -founder of Tulsa 912 Project ​  Oklahoma does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.  Our representatives must cut the State budget, fund what is essential – like roads, courts, and law enforcement – and then carve away at the rest.   A proposed discriminatory tax increase on cigarettes ( HB2372) failed in the Oklahoma House this week. However, s […]

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The Politics Of How To Smoke

 The emblem on Oklahoma’s revered state flag includes the prominent centerpiece of a smoking pipe. If this device is so fundamental to who we are, as a state, then why is there so much drama, lately, about the bedrock tradition involving a pipe?   Every culture has it’s own traditions about what to smoke and how to smoke it. But never has there been so much consternation and obsession about telling folks:where to smoke,how much to smokewhat device to useho […]

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This afternoon, the Democrat House leader, Scott Inman, accused Senate President Pro-Tem, Mike Schultz a liar. Democrats were in private discussions with  republican legislative leaders and Gov. Fallin. When Inman stepped out to discuss the Republican budget offer with the Senate Democrat leader, they were eventually called back and told that the deal was off; “Because the Republican rank & file members refused to su […]

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