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End of session grades

They got done early, but did they do well?


Kyle D. Loveless
To those who occupy the people’s house and upper chamber on 23rd and Lincoln, congratulations are in order. They have finished their obligations and will adjourn for the year a week early.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rice steps aside

As state Sen. Andrew Rice resigns, Rep. Al McAffrey launches his Senate campaign.


Clifton Adcock
First elected in 2006, state Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City (pictured), said he is resigning in January 2012 to support his wife. Dr. Apple Newman Rice, who practices medicine, had a career opportunity arise with a private health group in Nashville, Tenn., the legislator said.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oil vey!


Gazette staff
It’s not as if President Obama and Oklahoma’s Republican lawmakers have been exactly chummy, but the White House’s rejection of a proposed oil pipeline connecting Canada to Texas has state politicians forgetting everything they might have learned in Anger Management 101.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Deal or no deal


Gazette staff
Just a few weeks ago, Gov. Mary Fallin joined House and Senate leaders to trumpet an agreement for a reduction in the state personal income tax, lowering the top rate from 5.25 percent to 4.8 percent. It was a major plum for the governor, who had called for eliminating the personal income tax in her State of the State speech earlier this year.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Harumph, harumph, harumph


Gazette staff
 Let the harumphing begin! Oklahoma's Republican leaders are weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling today upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. And — prepare to be shocked — they're not happy about it.
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hyperbolic overdrive

Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
The conservative response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare featured in Chicken-Fried News’ “Harumph, harumph, harumph” (June 28, is a string of some of the most rhetorical and hyperbolic comments I’ve ever read.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kicking the crap out of Democrats


Gazette staff
So, the elections have mercifully come and gone, putting an end — at least for a while — to commercials of political candidates holding U.S. flags, kissing babies and laughing with confused elderly folks.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Accord struck

Gov. Fallin and GOP legislative leaders say they’ve reached agreement on tax cuts, workers’ comp reform and Capitol repairs.


Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican-controlled Legislature appear poised to cut taxes, implement a new workers’ compensation system and restore the deteriorating state Capitol building.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013