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Progress on Midwest Project‏

After extensive work in clearing ditches and establishing road base, bids were sent out for asphalting Midwest from Simmons to Waterloo. The bids were opened…


When Faith Meets Politics

This year’s legislative session recently ended. This was when legislators experience a tremendous amount of stress as they work against the constitutionally mandated closure of…


We Are Just Getting Started

Oklahoma state government will become more efficient and transparent as a result of a series of recently approved legislation. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed…



Modernizing Constituent Surveys

These email updates frequently opine about the need to modernize government processes. I certainly want to practice what I preach and apply these same concepts…




Reducing the State Income Tax

Over the next few days, the Legislature will consider a proposal to reduce Oklahoma’s income tax. This year, Oklahoma state government will have more than…



The Terrible Legislative Budgeting Process

I suspect many Oklahomans envision that their state budget is carefully deliberated through the legislative committee system. They may believe the committee members understand the…







A real states rights solution

I hear often from House District 31 constituents regarding their frustration with the ever increasing encroachment of the federal government. From the fear of new…