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OKG Newsletter


Topic: politics

Super PACs pack it in


CFN

Gazette staff
Want to tell a presidential candidate you “support” them but feel hampered by those pesky campaign contribution limits of $5,000 to their election committee? Well, has Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission got a deal for you!
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

After Rice

Two candidates square off Tuesday to fill the Senate seat vacated by Andrew Rice.


News

Amy Lester
The two candidates vying for former state Sen. Andrew Rice’s vacated seat hope voters will take notice. Oklahoma voters don’t usually pay much attention to special elections; the last one that involved a Senate seat drew only 8 percent of registered voters.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Move school board elections


Letters to the Editor

Jay Means
The need to move local school board and city council elections to November is never more apparent than now.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Perils of ‘Personhood’


Commentary

Dr. Dana Stone

Raise your hand if you want state government to decide what birth control method you can use, what type of fertility treatments are available to you, or how to make medical decisions involving a life-threatening pregnancy complication.

 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oratory overkill


CFN

Gazette staff
Is there ever a good time to talk about shooting members of Congress with whom you have differences?
 
Wednesday, February 29, 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

Time for tax credit reform


Commentary

Rep. David Dank

Oklahoma was forced to trim its state budget in recent years, and as the recession eases we still face a standstill budget next year. Why?

 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Romney and religion

Will Mitt Romney’s Mormonism be a factor for Oklahoma voters in next Tuesday’s presidential primary?


News

Greg Horton
With the state’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday March 6, some observers wonder if voters in the so-called Bible Belt of Oklahoma will be influenced by the religion of Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is Mormon.
 
Friday, February 24, 2012

Drug testing no answer


Letters to the Editor

Kevin Burns
Trust me: I know it feels good to take the stand that we don’t want our welfare dollars going to drug addicts. I still believe that, but I also used to think that universal drug testing to make that stand was the answer.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fade out

A Senate bill phases out incentives that lure filmmakers to the state.


News

Clifton Adcock
A plan to pay for income tax cuts by doing away with several tax credits and incentives is facing some push back from a group that contends the measure essentially would end moviemaking in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
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