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OKG Newsletter


Topic: legislature

Oklahoma under siege


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Henry concluded that “House Bill 2780 represents an unconstitutional attempt by the Oklahoma Legislature to insert government into the private lives and decisions of its citizens. State policymakers should never mandate that a citizen be forced to undergo any medical procedure against his or her will.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Counterpoint: GOP undermines funding

Lawmakers apparently feel little compunction about gutting funding.


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
There’s real merit to the idea that Oklahoma public universities should cut or even eliminate tuition, making higher education accessible to everyone.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Parents behind bars

A state task force makes recommendations to improve the lives of children of the incarcerated.


News

Clifton Adcock
About 26,000 children in Oklahoma have at least one parent in prison. Factor in kids with a parent in a county or city jail or federal prison, and that number is even higher.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Arrested development

The state Ethics Commission declines to proceed with proposed changes to city election laws.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission declined at its special Jan. 12 meeting to send to the Legislature proposed changes to the laws governing local elections and campaign finance disclosure.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sneak peek


CFN

Gazette staff
Last week marked the deadline for bill introduction in the Oklahoma Legislature and, as a public service, your civics-minded CFN monkeys have compiled the most interesting measures (based on CFN’s rigorously tested method for calculating interestingness).
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The next step

State and city officials mull transparency of elections in a post-Citizens United world.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has sent a recommendation to the state Legislature that it be removed from oversight of local elections and the laws governing such elections be scrapped and rewritten.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Please don’t eat the babies


CFN

Gazette staff
The upcoming session of the state Legislature will wrestle with budgets, taxes and other important-sounding stuff, but perhaps no bill has fed the imagination as that of a measure aimed at banning the use of aborted fetuses in food.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Deposit insurance


CFN

Gazette staff
As “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” informed us, “Every sperm is sacred; every sperm is great. If a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate.”
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Drug-testing for dollars

A flurry of legislative proposals requires drug screening for public assistance.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Legislature is considering a number of bills this session to require drug-testing for applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
 
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