SoonerPolitics recently asked our readers to to give input to a poll about marijuana possession. 69% agreed with the move to make it a citation fine, rather than an arrestable misdemeanor. 8% disagreed with the change and want all unlawful possession subjectable to arrest, 1 year in jail, and $1000 fine (maximums). 23% chose a 3rd option and commented that a full repeal of the marijuana prohibition is the only action they can even applaud.   On Tuesday th […]

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MuskogeePolitico:  Senate committee advances $1200 teacher pay raise

Senate Appropriations Committee advances teacher pay raise bill as budget negotiations continue

OKLAHOMA CITY – In a bipartisan, unanimous vote, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday advanced a House teacher pay raise bill as the Senate’s lea…

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  On Monday, the US Senate confirmed President Trump’s nomination to the Federal District Court for western Oklahoma. This now creates the 2nd vacancy on Oklahoma’s high court. Justice Reif is also stepping down at the end of this month. All of these developments are enabling Gov. Stitt to leave more legacy on Oklahoma govt. than Gov. Fallin had in her full 8 years in the governor’s mansion. Wyrick was Fallin’s last Supreme Court appointment.   Patrick Wyr […]

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Evidently, Sheila Riley of Tulsa’s Nathan Hale High School, is offering her favorite teachers some really fun trips, and she’s planning several more.  During last April’s partial teacher walkout, Tulsa Public School Administrators authorized the principal to spend tens of thousands of dollars sending several faculty members to the Las Vegas Strip. They called it “Professional Development” and justified it as free federal money that would disappear if they don’t […]

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Border Purge

Trump canned Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen via Twitter on Sunday night. Howard Kurtz says “in the end, she got the worst of both worlds.” She will forever be defined as the Cabinet member who presided over the forced separation of migrant children from their families, leading to such devastating worldwide reaction that Trump was forced

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