For much of Oklahoma’s history, the conservative fiscal values of Oklahomans were upheld because state officials were unable to issue general bonded indebtedness without first receiving approval through a vote of the people. This is because Oklahoma’s constitution requires a balanced budget and prevents debt issuance without a vote of the people.
When asked to point out what I believe to be the most wasteful and inappropriate form of government spending, I can answer without hesitation. Without a doubt, it is the extremely inappropriate tendency of government agencies to hire private lobbying firms.
I’ve been practicing veterinary medicine for over twenty years and have experienced the entire spectrum of reactions from cat vet visits that you can imagine.
In the next few days, parents of our students will receive a sheet of paper listing test results for their child. The results are from the mandatory Oklahoma School Testing Program assessments administered last spring. Given in grades 3-8 and 10, these tests measured knowledge and skills from the new and comprehensive Oklahoma Academic Standards, […]
Special to Guthrie News Page By: Governor Mary Fallin Teacher salaries need to be increased in the state of Oklahoma. This is a simple fact, especially as we compare our teacher compensation to surrounding states. It’s also obvious when school districts from other states come to our state to hold recruiting drives, such as the […]
In all my years of experience with grooming, training, and rescuing dogs, I’ve learned that almost nothing causes as much stress for dogs and their owners as dog nail trimming. Dogs who are otherwise sweet and cuddly suddenly turn into snapping, screeching panic-monsters.
“We have a LOT of travel! There are a lot of savings to be found in this area.”
For many people, the holiday season means increased traveling coupled with less than desirable driving conditions. Here are my recommendations for what to do if you find yourself in an accident: Call the police It doesn’t matter if anyone is hurt or if you think it’s fine, or even if you’re in a hurry. If […]
Many of you know our senior cat, Sylvie. Sylvie loves to play, she is curious about new objects and loves people, kids, dogs and even other cats. She reigns the entire clinic with her iron claw and melts the heart of anyone she meets. This year she turned 14, and a few months ago she […]
How would you reduce the state budget? To answer this question, I have maintained the following framework for restoring a responsible and fiscally conservative budget — without increasing taxes.
Observing the Legislature over the past 11 years have given me much perspective. I now have a tremendous appreciation for those courageous legislators who are willing to defend the taxpayer interests even under the most difficult of circumstances.
Trail hikes and sidewalk strolls have long been the exclusive domain of owners and dogs. Not anymore! There has been an increase in interest in cat owners taking their friends out for adventures lately, which has led to the creation of a group of Adventure Cat. These cats have been acclimated to harness, lead, and […]
I have made it a practice to keep on file notable correspondence both written and emailed. From time to time, I go through these archives. Some of this correspondence is quite timeless and still relevant.
Every so often a member of the local constituency inquires about the impact of Oklahoma lottery proceeds upon common education.
I spend every day working with dogs. When I tell people this, they usually say something about how great it must be to get to snuggle and play with dogs for a living. While it is a great job to have, it’s also a hard job. It’s dirty, loud, and physically demanding. It can be […]
Normally, I try to write a column each month about issues significant with education in our community. You may have noticed that I skipped last month. I was waiting and hoping for some resolution from our state legislature which has been in special session since September 25th. Sadly, we continue to wait as government gridlock […]
Special to Guthrie News Page By Governor Mary Fallin With the observance of Veterans Day approaching, I’m confident Oklahomans will again demonstrate their patriotic spirit by taking time to honor those who have served to protect our freedoms. Witnessing the deeply held Oklahoma value for veterans by our friends and neighbors is always inspiring to […]
Joint supplements can help with your dog’s joints but only if they contain the proper ingredients at the correct strength. There is so much information available about joint supplements for dogs. It is important to educate yourself on ingredients that help your dog with joint health and mobility.
Prior to holding office I had heard the commonly used Action quote: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
By: Blake Wimsey Special to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie. We’ve all heard the term “bundling” your home & auto, but insurance discounts go way beyond that. Before I explain some of the more obscure discounts, YES you should be bundling your home & auto. If you don’t have your home and […]