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OCPA president on Edmondson and Boren's call for higher taxes

OCPA president responds to Edmondson, Boren press conferenceAfter former officials David Boren and Drew Edmondson held a press conference on education, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), released the following t…

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Stitt responds to Edmondson's call for more tax hikes

STITT RESPONDS TO EDMONDSON’S CALL FOR MORE TAX INCREASESTULSA, Okla. (Sept. 6, 2018) – Kevin Stitt, Republican candidate for governor, issued a statement today to respond to former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson’s press conference calling fo…

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MuskogeePolitico:  Election Results Maps: State Auditor runoff

For the latest installment of my Election Results Maps series, here we take a look at the recent GOP runoff for State Auditor and Inspector.This map shows the lead by each candidate. Cindy Byrd dominated in her native southeastern region (getting 83.93…

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Schlomach: Oklahoma’s Pre-K - Spending a Lot for Less

Oklahoma’s Pre-K: Spending a Lot for Less
by Byron Schlomach

In 2015, 75 percent of Oklahoma’s 4 year olds were enrolled in public school prekindergarten. Only two states, Vermont and Florida, enrolled a higher percentage. Meanwhile, 26 states enrolled f…

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MuskogeePolitico:  Runoff election results recap

The runoff election was held on Tuesday, and this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and post about the results. There were some shockers, some nail-biters, and some expected results from the voting. Let’s get right into it.Governor: Republican K…

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MuskogeePolitico:  Trump calls Kevin Stitt, tweets endorsement

After clinching the Republican nomination for Governor with a 9-point victory over Mick Cornett, Kevin Stitt has now received the public endorsement of President Donald Trump.

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ENDORSES KEVIN STITT FOR GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA

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OCPA column: Better teacher pay

Better teacher payby Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)How many teachers can be hired with a school superintendent’s compensation?This isn’t a riddle. It’s data relevant to the school shutdowns of 2018 when educa…

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MuskogeePolitico:  Lankford endorses Rep. Sean Roberts

Today, U.S. Senator James Lankford endorsed Rep. Sean Roberts in his reelection bid for House District 36.Regarding Roberts, Lankford said, “I’m proud to endorse Sean Roberts for house district 36. Sean is a proven Christian conservative. Sean was a de…

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OCPAC, Meadows, Blair urge Fisher voters to support Stitt

In the latest email from the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee, three prominent members in the organization called for conservatives of all stripes, but supporters of Dan Fisher in particular, to vote for Kevin Stitt in the gubernatorial…

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