OKG Primary Election Returns 2018:  SQ 788 passes and Yen is Yanked -- beyond that lots of run-offs ahead!

The results are in and the long debated SQ 788 passes by almost 57% across the state.  Now the details of implementation will be worked out in a special session.

Medical Marijuana has been approved in 29 states and DC so far and now you can add Oklahoma to the list.

In another significant race Senator Ervin Yen has indeed been Yanked in the campaign to #YankYen as he was soundly defeated by Joe Howell in SD40.

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FGST:  Special Session Platform Index – Way too many R’s voting like D’s!

Several bloggers are collaborating on this analysis and shocking information regarding voting records during the recent special session. Here are the votes reviewed:

  • HB1035x OCT Fallin Tax
  • HB1054x Tobacco/Fuel Tax
  • HB1085x NOV Oil Tax
  • HB1033xx FEB Step Up Tax
  • HB1020xx FEB Cuts to Balance

You can see the whole spreadsheet here:

Google Docs Spreadsheet on Special Session Votes Oklahoma House 2018

Just look at all those R’s below 50% — not a pretty picture at all!  

Me thinks we have some HOUSEcleaning todo…

Special thanks to the hero’s listed at the top and featured in the graphic!

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Special Session Platform Index – Way too many R’s voting like D’s!

Liberty on Tap:  Kill the Bills

By Lisa Bowman

Lawmakers need to validate their existence. They often use their positions to inject their own personal views, agendas, and values into the process rather than *serving* their constituents and protecting their rights. This is why they make so many bad laws designed to victimize peaceful people and grow the state. They also like to pretend […]

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[Editor’s note:  We certainly wouldn’t kill ALL the bills or fire ALL the legislators — but we could agree on that for MOST of them!/sc]

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

How much do you think those elected to the State House respect their constituents? Not much according to all the legislative action to overturn the criminal justice reform ballot votes of the people from this past November. Apparently a great many legislators elected to represent believe their job is to go against the direct voice of the people. Their actions indicate a blatant disrespect for the voters. The excuses and reasoning given for these betrayals basically equate to we the voters being ignorant peasants too stupid to know what we were doing. Welcome to representative government that not only doesn’t represent but goes against the clear will of the people on enhancing justice. Be contacting your State Senators to tell them to respect your November votes and oppose this HB1482 and those like it.

Dr. Shannon Grimes

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Activist Alert:  Open Government Rule is a Top Priority on Feb 6th

It would seem to be a no brainer, that your representatives assigned to various committees would actually consider the bills brought before them. However, ask any activist involved for more than one cycle if you want to hear the war stories!

The House officially convenes on Monday, February 6, and their first order of business will be to adopt the rules which will govern how they operate for the session. On that day, a representative will propose the adoption of the “Open Government Rule,” which states, “A bill shall be heard and receive a vote in committee if the primary author requests it in writing; and a bill, having passed committee, shall be heard and receive a vote on the House floor if the primary author requests it in writing.”

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