Gary Richardson Releases Balanced Budget Plan

Governor candidate ​Gary Richardson has a plan that he claims would fill the $878 million budget gap, increase funding to the Department of Corrections, Public Safety, and DHS while still ensuring a $3,000 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers.   Rather than cut spending on non-core services or deferring corporate tax credits, our leaders want to raise taxes on middle and lower-income Oklahomans.His budget policy team published this message; “When econo […]

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court refused to even hear the merits of a challenge to the Patrick Wyrick nomination, by Gov. Fallin. He’s been living and working in OKC, as member of the state’s legal team. But the constitution mandates that someone living in S.E. Oklahoma(Judicial District 2) be appointed to this seat, which was vacated by the retirement of Steven Taylor.  Two Oklahomans from District 2 filed a constitutional challenge within the week. Their evidence is […]

U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county

By Joel Achenbach May 8

Eight counties with the largest decreases in life expectancy since 1980 are in Kentucky. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Life expectancy is rising overall in the United States, but in some areas, death rates are going conspicuously in the other direction. These geographical disparities are widening, according to a report published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Life expectancy is greatest in the high country of central Colorado, but in many pockets of the United States, life expectancy is more than 20 years lower, according to the report from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

read further at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/05/08/u-s-life-expectancy-varies-by-more-than-20-years-from-county-to-county/?utm_term=.1a1933f12656

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Trump Tax Plan

NYT headline April 27: Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest NPR April 17: “…around 45% pay no federal income tax”

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HR 1004 Passed on Monday - One More Step toward Abolishing Abortion in Oklahoma!

Here is Kenny Bob Tapp’s announcement just outside the capitol right after the passage of HR 1004.

And here is a video composite with comments from representatives and pro-life leaders at the capitol right after the vote about the effort.  It was done by The Liberator and talks about the changing mindset and the will of the people to end the killing in our land.

At the Republican Party State Convention on Saturday May 6th the body passed a resolution directing the party leadership to send the message to representatives at the capitol.  R3publican report and resolution is here.  Pam Pollard, the party’s state chair, did that on May the 8th as you can see below:

Continue reading via OKGrassroots – HR 1004 Passed on Monday – One More Step toward Abolishing Abortion in Oklahoma!

It’s Official!  Senator Nathan Dahm is running for US Congress – District 1 in Oklahoma

[Editor’s Note:  It is a thrill to know that Nathan Dahm will run for this open Congressional seat in 2018!  The first time he ran for the seat in 2010, he was not very well known in the district.  That will not be the case this time, being known as the guy who beat Piers Morgan on his own show!  He is the only announced candidate to my knowledge with an in office voting record and Nathan Dahm’s voting record is sterling.  He is one of the top ranked conservatives by multiple sources for multiple years.  More than that he is loved by the people he represents because he works to protect and defend their rights.  We need to keep this congressional district in good hands.  Go Nathan!  Our prayers are with you Nathan – may His blessings continue to be upon you!/sc]

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Former Senator Tom Coburn's statement on efforts to increase personal income taxes


May 9th, 2017 — Yesterday, the House and Senate Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget passed House Bill 2347, which caps personal itemized deductions effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Tom Coburn has issued the following statement regarding efforts to have the bill approved by the entire legislature and sent to the Governor for approval.

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Original source via OCPA here.