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“Another waste of time,” Analyst says Republican state budget plan doomed to fail (Fox 25 News)

By Jordann Lucero OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — With no accommodations to Democrats’ suggestions, the state budget plan Oklahoma Republicans unveiled Monday will not have enough support, an analyst says. The plan Governor Mary Fallin announced Monday was only an agreement… Read more [More...]

Opposition is Swift and Strong to Budget Announcement (Public Radio Tulsa)

By John Durkee The head of the Oklahoma Policy Institute doubts the new budget plans will become reality. David Blatt says the cigarette tax hike would require a two-thirds majority and the Republicans don’t have it. David Blatt; “Oklahoma’s structural… Read more [More...]

Protesters dressed as zombies march at Oklahoma Capitol (Fox 25 News)

By William Maetzold OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — You might have thought Halloween was a few days early or zombies were real if you near the Oklahoma State Capitol on Saturday. A group of protesters descended on the Capitol building to… Read more [More...]

Rehab work camps were about to be regulated. Then a friend stepped in (Reveal)

By Amy Julia Harris and Shoshana Walter For years, Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery proudly operated outside of state oversight in Oklahoma. The founders ran their Christian recovery program their way – with church, hard manual labor and little… Read more [More...]

Every Oklahoma child deserves a Miss Fieselmann (Tulsa World)

By Lyn Enzeroth Miss Clara Fieselmann changed my life. She taught high school English and in tenth grade, and she opened up the magical world of language and writing to me. As my teacher, she did far more than simply… Read more [More...]

Save Our Budget Launches In City (The Lawton Constitution)

By Kim McConnell A coalition of state and local residents was in Lawton Tuesday to stir community interest in the state budget crisis. Lawton was the inaugural site for Save Our Budget’s series of community meetings centered on its Blueprint… Read more [More...]

Are big tax breaks hurting Oklahoma? (News Channel 4)

By Sarah Stewart OKLAHOMA CITY – A new report claims Oklahoma has lost close to $500 million because of one of our state’s tax deductions. The report by PFM Group Consulting LLC out of Philadelphia, PA said Oklahoma’s capital gains… Read more [More...]

Term limits remain popular, but other issues impact voter support (News OK)

By The Oklahoman Editorial Board TERM limits remain popular with voters, but that doesn’t always mean those same voters will automatically oppose an incumbent after a specific number of years. In Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville,… Read more [More...]

Oklahoma House to recess ‘until a budget agreement is reached’ (Fox 25 News)

By Shardaa Gray OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —  The Oklahoma House of Representatives will recess until a budget agreement can be reached, the House Speaker announced Wednesday morning. The legislature is in the third day of a special session to address… Read more [More...]

Oklahoma could fare better under Obamacare repeal, at least initially (News OK)

By Justin Wingerter Few state coffers would fare better than Oklahoma’s under the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but medical groups fear “smoke and mirrors” cloud a looming threat to health care here. Legislation introduced by… Read more [More...]