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OKG Newsletter


Topic: t.w. shannon

Mid-session legislative awards

Have legislators fulfilled promises?


Commentary

Kyle D. Loveless
The Legislature is getting close to the halfway point, and before you know it, lawmakers will be adjourning for the year. Have they fulfilled promises, or are they just playing the political version of the four-corners offense?
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shannon elected speaker-designate

The sixth-generation Oklahoman has served in the state legislature since 2006.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma House Republican Caucus elected what will likely be the state’s first black speaker of the House at an Oct. 17 meeting at the state Capitol.
 
Friday, October 21, 2011

Watching the feds

Concerns arise over a state House committee designed to guard against federal encroachment.


News

Greg Horton
The prerecorded message encourages listeners to dial a number to “hear more about God’s hand in America’s history.” Callers to David Barton’s WallBuilders ministry hear it while on hold. Barton, who holds a religion degree from Oral Roberts University, presents himself as an expert on America’s history, especially as it relates to religion and politics.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Looking ahead

Gov. Fallin outlines her legislative goals for 2013, including a call for an income tax cut.


News

Clifton Adcock
Gov. Mary Fallin laid out her vision for Oklahoma in her annual State of the State address today, calling for cuts in the income tax rate, a plan for health care and repairs to the Capitol.
 
Monday, February 4, 2013

Tweet heat

A sharply worded message on social media from Oklahoma's House speaker to a college dean raises some eyebrows.


News

Greg Horton
A Twitter message by state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, raised some hackles last month for suggesting cuts to higher education while also seeming to threaten the job of a college dean.
 
Monday, April 8, 2013

Not kosher


CFN

Gazette staff
Rep. Dennis Johnson, R- Duncan, might need to see a brain surgeon. The folds of his brain might be harboring a streak of anti-Semitism.
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Accord struck

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


News

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

Married or bust!


CFN

Gazette staff
Get hitched and get rich. Say “I do” and the money will roll right in. At least that’s the impression one might get from Gov. Mary Fallin and state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, both of whom trumpeted a recently signed law designed to promote marriage to counter various social ills.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Judging the judges


CFN

Gazette staff
They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But try telling that to Oklahoma’s supporters of tort reform. That crowd wants its retribution piping-hot and fresh from the microwave. At least that’s how it looked after the state Supreme Court ruled June 4 that 2009’s landmark tort-reform law was unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The good, the bad and the goofy


Commentary

Cal Hobson
Our legislators are home this summer, having completed their 2013 work. It was a session that saw good bills killed, bad bills consuming too much precious time and the passage of a ridiculous tax cut that doesn’t even kick in until 2016.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 
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