The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4 with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Former Oklahoma Attorney General Jan Eric Cartwright once took two of his employees on a taxpayer-funded trip to Louisiana for a meeting between the attorney generals from other energy-producing states to discuss matters threatening the energy sector.
Over the years I have become a big believer in the wisdom of learning from observing others.
Sen. AJ Griffin will be among 123 Oklahomans gathering in Sulphur next week for a Town Hall Meeting on how to improve public health in the state. Griffin, R-Guthrie, said Oklahoma ranks far too high when it comes to many illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, substance abuse and addiction.
Every two years, prior to the November elections, I write an article describing the state questions which will be on the upcoming general election ballot. As a legislator I have the benefit of having already considered these questions during the preceding two years because most state questions are approved by the Legislature prior to placement […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 20 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States and an estimated 60,000 are homeless. Sen. Frank Simpson and Rep. Tommy Hardin will be holding a joint interim study beginning next week to develop a better understanding of the two issues and figure out a solution to better assist […]
I suspect most readers still remember the sensation of feeling their first earthquake. For those of us who have spent a lifetime in Oklahoma, this experience occurred just three years ago. Since that time, we have encountered hundreds of quakes which are now taking place on a daily basis. The quakes occur so frequently that […]
At first glance, it was just like many other emails sent by area residents. The writer, a constituent of South Logan County, expressed his frustration with the regulatory actions of a large state agency. While I understood the writer’s frustration and his valid description of a legitimate abuse, I was excited to realize that his […]
Last week I wrote about the national recognition provided to one of Oklahoma’s successful information technology projects. It’s important to note that this is just one of numerous successful ongoing IT projects which are making Oklahoma government more open and accessible to the state’s taxpayers. These project have come about due to a strong ethic […]
DALLAS – More than 225 Republican women leaders from across the nation gathered at the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) annual board meeting in Dallas on Sept. 18-20 to kick off the fall election season.
Last month I received some great news. A report entitled “State Open Data Policies and Portals” was released by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Data Innovation and ranked Oklahoma as one of the top six top-scoring states for its open data policies.
Here’s a not-so-secret but still shocking fact. Many elected officials do not possess even a basic, high-level comprehension of the budget over which they have been assigned stewardship.
The votes were counted on Tuesday and it concluded with mix results for two sales tax propositions. Voters approved a three-fourths of one percent tax for Logan County. Meanwhile, City of Guthrie voters rejected a proposed one percent increase.
OKLAHOMA CITY – According to a report released this week, Oklahoma state government leads the nation in opening up government data to public purview. The report, produced by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Data Innovation, ranks Oklahoma as one of the top six top scoring states for its open data policies.
County Sales Tax issue. The choice is yours. The proposal in front of you Aug 26, is a County Tax of ¾ cents, Split three ways to fund fire departments, jail, and roads.
Congressman James Lankford visited Guthrie Wednesday morning as he spoke with citizens during a meet and greet inside Golden Age Nursing Home.
The Oklahoma Aging partnership (OAP) has released its 2014 report on legislation impacting the lives of older Oklahomans. Sen. AJ Griffin is among the state lawmakers who supported measures OAP cited as a top priority during the 2014 legislation session.
The Logan County GOP announced they will be moving their monthly meeting to the downtown area beginning this Saturday. The group will discuss the upcoming city and county sales tax propositions.
Southern Logan County voters made a statement on Tuesday’s primary election in the County Commissioner District No. 1 race by voting out the incumbent.
With no Democrat or Independent opponent in the race for the District 31 State Representative, Jason Murphey is now preparing for his fourth term after a convincing win in the primary election.