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Poll shows growing dissatisfaction with state lawmakers: In SoonerPoll.com’s statewide survey, Obama’s 36 percent favorable rating was 2 points better than the Legislature’s and only 3 points behind Fallin. SoonerPoll.com President Bill Shapard said Fallin’s favorability rating has dropped from 55 percent early in the year, with the biggest shift among Republicans who have become disenchanted with her. Obama is still very unpopular — nearly half those surveyed said they had “very unfavorable” opinions of him. But 35 percent held very unfavorable opinions of Fallin and 25 percent said the same of the Legislature [Tulsa World].
Business tied to state rep who donated to sheriff’s campaign submits low bid for medical services at Tulsa Jail: A company with ties to a state representative has submitted the lowest-cost proposal for medical services at the Tulsa Jail, it was learned Monday. Officials stressed that cost is only one element considered in evaluating the three proposals opened Monday morning, and the contract — worth roughly $450,000 to $550,000 per month — won’t be awarded until at least September. State Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, is a partner in Turn Key Health, one of three companies that submited proposals [Tulsa World].
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