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OK-SAFE State Question Summary for Nov. 2, 2010 Ballot

There is tremendous interest about the upcoming November 2, 2010 election in Oklahoma.  In addition to all the state-wide races, there are 11 state questions to be decided.  Some of these questions, like SQ 744 on Education Funding, have gotten a lot of attention and have been discussed in depth by other groups.  (We like to […]

If you are still buying into the myth that a Republican majority in Congress is “the answer to our problems”, then in fact, you are not only not in Kansas, you are not in any of the several states, including your own. Sure, you might be there physically, but the part of you that matters for the purposes of this discussion is somewhere else. Your focus, attention, and problem solving skills, at least, are stuck in Washington, D.C. First in a series from Grassroots in Nebraska (Shelli Dawdy) sharing now with R3s everywhere. Continue reading

Federal Funding Tap Dance: Are States Puppets Or Partners?

When considering how to get out of the way of the growing red ink tsunami gushing out of D.C., one of the first questions that comes to mind is what states can do about it. Many federal programs could be rejected by states, but they aren’t. Obviously, they want the money. Prior governors and legislators have opted to accept federal funds in an effort to tout how much they accomplish while in office, handing the strings and increased obligations to the next set of officials.

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The gulf coast oil spill was and is a horrible disaster with consequences that will last for years to come. But when one looks at the “big picture”, the oil spill is dwarfed by the tsunami of red ink that promises to suck everyone into its wake. The life boats are well within our reach – they are located right within in our own states.

OCPAC: Jason Reese, Desperate and now Irrational

++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING++ ANNOUNCEMENTS++ GOVERNOR FORUM-STRAW POLL AT STATE COMMITTEE MEETING++ JASON REESE, DESPERATE AND NOW IRRATIONAL++ TIDBITS++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETINGOur 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, June 30th will …