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Oil and gas laws pose problems for city residents

Oil and gas laws pose problems for city residents

Laws leave municipal agencies unable to do much about complaints.

From left, Dr. Mickey Hepner, UCO, State Auditor Gary Jones, State Representitive Scott Inman, and State Senator Clark Jolley, talk in front of the stage before the start of the Annual State Budget Summit held at the Will Rogers Center, 1-28-16.  (Mark Hancock)

Lawmakers continue work to lessen Oklahoma budget woes

Oklahoma lawmakers try to find solutions to fix the state budget crisis.

Stephanie Jensen poses for a photo at Kaiser East in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Task force develops plan to address teacher shortage

An education task force has come up with a plan to address teacher shortages and issues with pay.

Accord struck

Fallin joined House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, and Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, yesterday afternoon to announce an agreement on those measures, which still must receive approval from the full House and Senate. “We’ve been working on common goals to create a more vibrant environment for our citizens and businesses,” Fallin said at

Kicking the crap out of Democrats

Credit: Brad Gregg Let the postmortems commence. Despite little actual change in the national political landscape, with President Barack Obama holding on to the White House, Democrats retaining Senate control and Republicans holding the House, inquiring minds want to know: How “red” did Oklahoma — already known as one of the reddest states in the

Hyperbolic overdrive

Gov. Mary Fallin said, “Today’s decision highlights the importance of electing leaders who will work to repeal the federal health care law and replace it with meaningful reform focused on commonsense, market-based changes.” So what exactly is a “market-based” change? It’s as though Mary strung a bunch of big words together without any intention of

Harumph, harumph, harumph

Gov. Mary Fallin called it “a bad day for Americans,” noting that Oklahomans had approved a constitutional amendment to block implementation of the bill. “Today’s decision highlights the importance of electing leaders who will work to repeal the federal health care law and replace it with meaningful reform focused on commonsense, market-based changes,” she said.

Deal or no deal

Brad Gregg Fallin and the Republican legislative leadership heaped congratulations on themselves at a May 18 news conference. The gov called it “an important step forward for Oklahoma,” while House Speaker Kris Steele said legislators had decided to give taxpayer money “back to the hardworking people of Oklahoma.” Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman proclaimed

Oil vey!

The would-be Keystone XL pipeline would mean an estimated 1,200 jobs in Oklahoma. Obama’s decision, hailed by environmentalists and condemned by the oil industry, had state leaders vying to see who could crank out the most pissed-off reaction. “I am outraged by President Obama’s obstructionism, poor judgment and lack of regard,” fumed Gov. Mary Fallin.

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