Muskogee Politico

MuskogeePolitico:  Some in-depth on the candidate filing details

As mentioned in my previous post, a record 794 candidates filed for office last week. In this post, I went through some statistics on the filings, but here I’ll break it down further and give some more details on races.

U.S. HOUSE RACES
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WSJ: Medicaid Spending is Crowding Out K-12 Education

Crowding Out K-12 Education The real budget story behind those teachers strikes: Medicaid and public pensions.By The Wall Street Journal Editorial BoardOklahoma teachers ended their nine-day strike Thursday—and had little to show for it despite de…

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Turf over textbooks?By OCPA president Jonathan SmallIn 2018, Oklahomans will see the largest teacher pay raise in state history, dramatic tax increases, and record total funding for education. Since March 29, $610 million in new tax increases and annua…

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MuskogeePolitico:  794 candidates file for office, plus some stats

Candidate filing closed at 5pm today, and the Oklahoma State Election Board announced that a record 794 candidates signed up to run for office.A few takeaways:198 nonpartisan candidates filed for District and Associate District Judge positions. The rem…

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Linda Murphy Announces Candidacy for State Superintendent

Linda Murphy Announces Candidacy for State Superintendent

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 13th, 2018 — I am filing for State Superintendent today because I believe Oklahomans want new leadership in education.  We have seen the lack of leadership ove…

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State Rep. Elise Hall not seeking re-election

State Rep. Elise, R-Oklahoma City, announced Friday that she will not seek re-election for House District 100.“It has been an absolute honor and privilege to represent my friends and neighbors in House District 100, since being elected in 2010,” Hall s…

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