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« Reply #420 on: June 03, 2018, 01:37:03 pm »

California bars state-funded travel to Oklahoma over LGBTQ law

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-california-travel-lgbt-20180601-story.html
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« Reply #421 on: June 03, 2018, 02:03:45 pm »

California bars state-funded travel to Oklahoma over LGBTQ law

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-california-travel-lgbt-20180601-story.html



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« Reply #422 on: June 03, 2018, 06:44:46 pm »

Did someone fart..Huh
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« Reply #423 on: June 03, 2018, 07:44:51 pm »

Did someone fart..Huh

Once again, probably your upper lip.
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« Reply #424 on: June 03, 2018, 07:59:52 pm »

Once again, probably your upper lip.

Are you having another "Hossy Fit"...Huh
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« Reply #425 on: June 03, 2018, 11:23:48 pm »

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“There appears to be more and more Californians sharing our values as we are seeing more Californians move to Oklahoma,” said Michael McNutt, spokesman for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, in a statement. “With our state’s economy being as strong as it is, we won’t miss a few Californians traveling on state business showing up in our state.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/3/oklahoma-unfazed-after-landing-california-state-tr/
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« Reply #426 on: June 04, 2018, 09:52:20 am »

“There appears to be more and more Californians sharing our values as we are seeing more Californians move to Oklahoma,” said Michael McNutt, spokesman for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, in a statement. “With our state’s economy being as strong as it is, we won’t miss a few Californians traveling on state business showing up in our state.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/3/oklahoma-unfazed-after-landing-california-state-tr/



Just one more national embarrassment for our state.  If I could, I would post the pic...
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« Reply #427 on: June 04, 2018, 10:13:58 am »

“There appears to be more and more Californians sharing our values as we are seeing more Californians move to Oklahoma,” said Michael McNutt, spokesman for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, in a statement. “With our state’s economy being as strong as it is, we won’t miss a few Californians traveling on state business showing up in our state.”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/3/oklahoma-unfazed-after-landing-california-state-tr/

California is #3 in the nation at retaining its resident's.  Yes - it has a good number of people leaving, but only 1.66% of its population moves away in a given year. 75% of Californians stay in California.  Compared to just 65% for Oklahoma.  4% of all living people born in Oklahoma are now residing in California. We don't want to get in a "more people want to be here than there" argument.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/upshot/where-people-in-each-state-were-born.html#California

And no, this won't be some crippling blow to our economy.  But it will be missed.  OU plays UCLA in a few months and will drop boatloads of cash, I'm guessing that won't happen again under the ban.  Every California who comes and enjoys our low, low prices leaves behind cash. Odds are good plenty of Okies will be going to California and dropping cash for various reasons.  While it certainly won't be a crippling blow, why pretend like we don't want to get some of that back?

Why not just say "it's unfortunate they have made this decision, we welcome anyone from California who wants to enjoy Oklahoma on government business or on vacation."
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« Reply #428 on: June 04, 2018, 10:20:43 am »


Why not just say "it's unfortunate they have made this decision, we welcome anyone from California who wants to enjoy Oklahoma on government business or on vacation."



Because that would require thoughtful consideration and an actual "give-a-s..." attitude about this state and the people in it - other than their "good buddies".

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« Reply #429 on: June 07, 2018, 09:00:51 pm »



Oklahoma has overtaken Louisiana as the state with the highest incarceration rate in the United States
Taking the top position from Louisiana also makes Oklahoma the global leader in incarceration. State authorities and reforms experts long anticipated Oklahoma taking the position since Louisiana legislators passed reforms in the past 12 to 18 months. Reform efforts undertaken in Oklahoma are expected to only slow the incarceration growth rate in the state and not reduce it, said Kris Steele, chair for Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform.


http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/oklahoma-now-has-highest-incarceration-rate-study-finds/article_0561c981-5e48-51a0-812e-19c22b33f55d.html

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Oklahoma has overtaken Louisiana as the state with the highest incarceration rate in the United States
Taking the top position from Louisiana also makes Oklahoma the global leader in incarceration. State authorities and reforms experts long anticipated Oklahoma taking the position since Louisiana legislators passed reforms in the past 12 to 18 months. Reform efforts undertaken in Oklahoma are expected to only slow the incarceration growth rate in the state and not reduce it, said Kris Steele, chair for Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform.


http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/oklahoma-now-has-highest-incarceration-rate-study-finds/article_0561c981-5e48-51a0-812e-19c22b33f55d.html

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« Reply #431 on: August 24, 2018, 10:55:02 am »

Oklahoma lawmakers to be 'honored' for support of education

https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/oklahoma-lawmakers-to-be-honored-for-support-of-education

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's state legislators will be collectively honored with an award Friday for their support of education.

House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, and Senate Majority Leader and President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, will accept the Oklahoma State School Boards Association's Legislator of the Year award on behalf of all their leagues.

“Passage of the state’s largest-ever teacher pay raise honored the critical role educators play in the lives of our children and finally allows Oklahoma school districts to offer regionally competitive teacher pay,” said OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime. “OSSBA is proud to recognize legislators for their work to pass the teacher pay raise and their commitment to ensuring every child has an outstanding teacher.”

The award comes after a teacher walkout halted class throughout the state, as teachers sought increased funding for public education and better pay. The nine-day walkout eventually ended, as legislators passed a series of tax hikes to fund a $6,100 average teacher pay raise and more funding for schools.

"Education has been and always be a priority in the Oklahoma Senate, which is why we’ll continue to focus on enacting the resources and reforms to support our teachers and help our students excel," Treat said.
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« Reply #432 on: August 24, 2018, 11:35:34 am »




Participation ribbon for non-participants.

"Education always a priority"....Lol...   I want some of what he is smoking!   I wonder if he grows it himself...?



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« Reply #433 on: September 23, 2018, 02:45:44 pm »

Once upon a time, Arizona passed a law that allowed sober drivers to be arrested for DUI.

Being science-free, fact-free political theater, Oklahoma promptly copied the law, but in 2014 The Supreme Court in Arizona threw out their law, finding drivers cannot be convicted "based merely on the presence of a non-impairing metabolite that may reflect the prior usage of marijuana."

Oklahoma, meanwhile, still keeps that law on the books, and prosecutors still prosecute sober Okies for DUI.

The Arizona Supreme Court concluded that interpreting the law so that any byproduct of cannabis proves impairment "leads to absurd results."

"Most notably, this interpretation would create criminal liability regardless of how long the metabolite remains in the driver's system or whether it has any impairing effect," the Supreme Court's ruling said. "For example, at oral argument the State acknowledged that, under its reading of the statute, if a metabolite could be detected five years after ingesting a proscribed drug, a driver who tested positive for trace elements of a non-impairing substance could be prosecuted."

http://archive.azcentral.com/ic/pdf/arizona-court-marijuana-ruling.pdf
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