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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Senate

Qualifications be damned


Gazette staff
Question: When are experience and expertise not enough? Answer: When experience and expertise are gay..
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Larry, Moe and Curly

Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I have to give it up to Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican leadership for agreeing May 18 to a tax “cut” scam that actually raised taxes for a quarter of Oklahoma taxpayers, including families with children.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Shining light on the legislative process


Peter J. Rudy
With the legislative session over, it’s a good time to think about ways to make the next one better. Specifically, I’m concerned with making the legislative process more transparent.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Clear and 'present' changer


Gazette staff
Let's get this straight: U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, thinks stalling the appointments of exceptionally qualified judges is ... a travesty! A sham! A travesty of a sham!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rice returns

Former state senator Andrew Rice is back in OKC, this time as head of the Variety Care Foundation.


Mark Beutler
Less than a year ago, Oklahoma lost one of its rising young political stars when former state Sen. Andrew Rice announced he was leaving. The twoterm senator had been the Senate’s Democratic leader and in 2008 lost a hard-fought race against U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Is that a chart in your pocket?


Gazette staff
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, is to Capitol Hill charts what John Holmes was to porno movies: Both know how to make a big impression.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Whole lotta crazy going on


Kurt Hochenauer
There’s enough extreme ideological legislation floating around the state Capitol right now to make a decent reality television show.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Making schools safe


Todd Lamb
After the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., last December, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and House Speaker T.W. Shannon asked me to chair the Oklahoma Commission on School Security (OCSS). As a former U.S. Secret Service special agent, I have a background and training in security. As a state senator, I was the principal author of the Oklahoma School Security Act.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013