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State movie rebate program in jeopardy

Oklahoma Film and Music Office responds to possible end of film rebate program.


News

Devon Green
The House bill to extend the life of state film incentives and rebates, HB 2580, failed to pass with the requisite number of votes in Monday's legislative session. The bill failed by 5 votes.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bill to keep film rebates approved


News

Devon Green
UPDATE: After a failure in the House by a very narrow margin yesterday, HB 2580 was reconsidered and passed. HB 2580 requests an extension of the incentive program for films being made in Oklahoma.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cornett wins Mayor race


News

Kelley Chambers
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett won a fourth term March 4 with 64.3 percent of the vote. He defeated three opponents, including Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mayor candidate Shadid concedes with message of hope and change


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid conceded with grace, hope and a message for change after losing to incumbent Mick Cornett on Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

News9/OKG Poll: Cornett still dominates in pre-election poll

In a suprise, many voters don't know the candidates' party affiliation.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Likely voters continue to favor incumbent mayoral candidate Mick Cornett by almost a two-to-one margin over his closest opponent as he heads into Tuesday’s election.
 
Monday, March 3, 2014

Help Oklahoma City grow with planokc workshops


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Planokc workshops will be held throughout March, and residents are encouraged to share their opinions on how to best grow Oklahoma City.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

UPDATE: Arts consolidation bill approved in committee

Future of the groups is still uncertain.


News

Jennifer Chancellor and Tim Farley

UPDATE: At a Thursday committee hearing, House Bill 3028 passed with a vote of 6-5, meaning that a proposal to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma History Center with the Tourism, History and Cultural Department may go up for a full vote in the House at any time.

Voting was closer than expected and broke party lines.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Are you experienced?

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Political science professors discuss the advantages of being an incumbent in politics and the challenges of facing opponents with little or no experience.


News

Kelley Chambers
Name recognition and experience can spell an easy victory for the incumbent in a political race, but experts said there can be downsides when running against an opponent who has no record to defend and other candidates who perhaps no one has ever heard of.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The issues

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma Gazette reached out to mayoral candidates Mick Cornett, Ed Shadid, Phil Hughes and Joe “Sarge” Nelson to ask them what they thought were the most important issues in this election.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Debating the debates

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Choosing not to participate in community forums isn’t necessarily a bad decision for an incumbent, experts say.


News

Kelley Chambers
An incumbent who chooses to not participate in a political debate against his opponents can face a conundrum that may work for or against him, political science experts said.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Comic relief

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Sometimes election drama skews toward the comical, and it’s not just in mayoral races.


News

Kelley Chambers and Tim Farley
An Oklahoma City mayoral political spoof featuring “Mick Chicken” has injected some levity into a sometimes-contentious campaign.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

American Indian Cultural Center funding to be debated Monday


News

Tim Farley
A $40 million funding measure for the long-awaited American Indian Cultural Center and Museum will be decided Monday by the state Senate.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Storm Shelter funding debate gets heated


News

Jennifer Chancellor
 In an exclusive News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, 52 percent of Oklahoma City residents “strongly supported” public funding to help build storm shelters in public schools. Another 26 percent “somewhat supported” the idea.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

News9/Oklahoma Gazette mayoral election poll

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: A joint KWTV/Oklahoma Gazette poll favors incumbent Mick Cornett ahead of the March 4 mayoral primary race; lead challenger needs a large turnout of new voters to win.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Cross tabulations generated by the News 9/Oklahoma Gazette poll indicate traditional voters would carry Mick Cornett to a fourth term in the March 4 Oklahoma City mayoral election.
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BREAKING: Moby to headline ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown festival

EDM icon Moby to headline ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown Festival


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Electronic dance music pioneer Moby will headline the ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown festival.
 
Monday, February 24, 2014
 
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