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August 13th, 2018
Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. To put it bluntly there is nearly nothing visible going on inside the Capitol unless you want… Read more
August 13th, 2018
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August 12th, 2018
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-13.6%

Difference in the average hourly wage for Oklahoma workers ($23.16) compared to the national average ($26.19), June 2018

[Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City]

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“A lot of these are 20-, sometimes 30-year sentences on a crime that if charged now would be a misdemeanor.”

-Corbin Brewster, Tulsa County’s chief public defender, speaking about inmates sentenced before Oklahoma’s SQ 780 criminal justice reforms. Advocates are now fighting to have these sentences commuted [Tulsa World].

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