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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released this advisory:   ​The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has identified a growing number of outside protest groups, not involved with the ongoing teachers’ rally, present at the State Capitol. The situation is being closely monitored for the safety of educators, elected officials and others at the Capitol and the surrounding area.  In the past, s […]

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Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite Gains More Pledged Candidates, Organizes In Counties

​  With half the Republicans in the governor race expressing support for Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite! (OTU), several other candidates are also announcing intention to campaign and serve under the principles of the OTU platform. Libertarian Candidates submitted their pledges to the OTU   This weekend three Libertarian candidates also signed a pledge at their OKLP convention. OTU intends to certify and publish the pled […]

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  This weekend the Oklahoma Libertarian Party reorganized under a new set of bylaws and new leadership. Their two prominent candidates lent a hand in guiding the party organization past some of what they describe as ‘first year missteps & successes’.  Among the popular planks of the candidates is Dr. Tom Coburn’s condemnation of the legislature and governor for growing the size & cost of government. Three Libertarian Candidates officially signed the […]

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​by David Van Risseghem, publisher –  Two years ago I had a blast at the OKLP first state convention in the modern era. I was the only media representative present, but other journalists were sending me text messages expressing frustration that they didn’t think of coming.  These folks are inventing process which will become tradition for generations coming after them. They were officially recognized as a political party by the Secretary of State just […]

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  The upcoming elections are beginning to take shape and there are two weeks to go before filing closes.  the State Ethics Commission is the  only currently certifiable database of who is declaring their candidacy. We have included that data in the body of this article.  This list of hundreds of candidates is by no means the full catalogue. There are several more who have not filed with the ethics commission because there is not a mandated legal requirement unless and until c […]

  The newly seated commission on Agency Performance & Accountability Audits met today at the state capitol. Former GOP Gubernatorial Candidate & Oil Industry executive, Bob Sullivan of Tulsa is the chairman.  The meeting focused on preparations for the bidding process for the first round of audits.  Consultants are being vetted for their capabilities to comprehend, identify, and produce solutions. The bids will not be awarded until the legislature funds the commission….

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  Rep. Roger Ford wanted much more for the public school teachers. He voted ‘No’ because this massive new tax fell short of his goals. He believes that the teachers will now lose the moral high ground if the go on strike.  Ford supports some of the tax package but wants to raise much much more. He also wants to spend much much more.  Here is his assessment of the issue. So this morning when […]

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  Rep. John Bennett delivered another of his classic fiery speeches last night on the House floor. the occasion was historic as the legislature voted for the Democrat’s dream tax package by a tally of 79-19.  Bennett decried the complete failure to conduct performance audits of the largest agencies.  He points out that the tight fiscal crunch of last year exposed an illegal shell game in the Dept. of Health. He is suspicious that the similar practice i […]

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  Despite state revenues being up almost a billion dollars and without any auditing of agencies or reforms to government, tonight the House passed HB1010xx.GPT = 5%Cigs = $1.00 per packGasoline = 3 cents per gallon Diesel = 6 cents per gallonHotel/Motel tax = $5.00  I voted no. This is the largest tax increase in state history. Last time this happened, Oklahomans were clear about what they thought of it and tonight the House turned its backs on them. […]

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Sooner Politics:  House Passes Dem's Maga Tax Package In Rushed Night Session

Inman prevails. The package of taxes that the House Democrat leadership has been pushing for over a year, was finally passed by the Overwhelmingly Republican House.   The Oklahoma house tried again to raise taxes without a vote of the citizens of the state. This time they chose a package that the Democrats blessed with support. ​    This may be the largest package to be brought to the floor in the pa […]

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