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« Reply #330 on: October 02, 2017, 01:02:39 pm »

But then there is always hope....  Or is there....?

The darkness must go down the river of nights dreaming
Flow morphia slow, let the sun and light come streaming
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« Reply #331 on: October 02, 2017, 01:51:23 pm »

Congress Lets Insurance Program for Poor Children Expire, Oklahoma to Lose $49M

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/congress-lets-insurance-program-poor-children-expire-oklahoma-lose-49m

Oklahoma is a destitute family on the side of the road too stupid to pick up the money thrown at them.

So when we say Oklahoma has the 2nd "worse" legislature in the nation, it's Congress that's the number one worst. I get it now.
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« Reply #332 on: October 03, 2017, 09:02:29 am »

Even Kansas State Supreme Court, as bad as it is, "gets it"... Even though the state legislature still doesn't...



https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/kansas/articles/2017-10-02/the-latest-kansas-court-says-hike-in-school-aid-not-enough

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« Reply #333 on: October 03, 2017, 05:15:03 pm »

This is from The Lost Ogle. Apparently the Daily Oklahoman, that definitive source of news, sports and weather on Bizarro World, has laid all the state's budget woes squarely on us Democrats. Never mind that the Republicans enjoy super majorities in both legislative branches and they have a compliant, ideologically driven governor.

https://www.thelostogle.com/2017/10/02/the-oklahoman-blames-democrats-for-states-continued-dysfunction/
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« Reply #334 on: October 04, 2017, 10:39:40 am »

This is from The Lost Ogle. Apparently the Daily Oklahoman, that definitive source of news, sports and weather on Bizarro World, has laid all the state's budget woes squarely on us Democrats. Never mind that the Republicans enjoy super majorities in both legislative branches and they have a compliant, ideologically driven governor.

https://www.thelostogle.com/2017/10/02/the-oklahoman-blames-democrats-for-states-continued-dysfunction/


Sounds about right - Coburn and Keating... I used to think that at least Coburn had a semblance of a brain, but he has shown it is gone for years now.   And Keating - just another small scale, wannabe,  Trump.

I don't even bother with that paper since I can just go directly to their source - the Murdoch Clown Show to see what they are gonna parrot.


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« Reply #335 on: October 16, 2017, 03:50:03 pm »


As if we needed further proof of just how sorry the OK state legislature is - they have only known about this for many years.  And even in the latest 'special session' continue their Failin' - every step of the way!  Get your passport ready for January 22, 2018 !  You won't be able to fly without it.


http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a13027232/new-passport-rules-domestic-flights/

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« Reply #336 on: October 19, 2017, 10:06:40 am »

As if we needed further proof of just how sorry the OK state legislature is - they have only known about this for many years.  And even in the latest 'special session' continue their Failin' - every step of the way!  Get your passport ready for January 22, 2018 !  You won't be able to fly without it.

We've done more than know about it, Oklahoma legislators voted unanimously to reject REAL ID in 2007.
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« Reply #337 on: October 19, 2017, 10:18:35 am »

We've done more than know about it, Oklahoma legislators voted unanimously to reject REAL ID in 2007.

Because, you know, "Obama"...
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« Reply #338 on: October 19, 2017, 10:42:16 pm »

I heard mention the other day that pay and benefit cuts could be on the table for the Ok legislature.
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« Reply #339 on: October 20, 2017, 08:03:34 am »

I heard mention the other day that pay and benefit cuts could be on the table for the Ok legislature.


Noise.  It will end up a raise all around.

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« Reply #340 on: October 20, 2017, 11:30:55 am »


Noise.  It will end up a raise all around.



Well, of course!
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« Reply #341 on: October 23, 2017, 10:59:14 am »

GOP Reaches Budget Agreement

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gop-reaches-budget-agreement

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Governor Fallin and the Republican leadership of the House and Senate announce a budget agreement. The announcement was made at a state capitol news conference this morning:

If passed by the Legislature, the agreement would:

Place a $1.50 tax on a package of cigarettes.

Provide for a 6-cent fuel tax increase.

Revise taxes on alcoholic beverages.

Restore the Earned Income Tax credit.

Provide for a $3,000 teacher pay increase, effective Aug. 1, 2018.

Provide for a $1,000 increase for state employees, effective Aug. 1, 2018. It does not pertain to higher education, legislators or constitutional officers, such as statewide elected officials and judges.

The plan does not include an increase in the gross production tax on oil and natural gas. That is something Democrats have demanded.
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« Reply #342 on: October 26, 2017, 11:32:11 am »

Anybody know what they got on him?

Inman Quits Oklahoma Governor's Race, Will Resign from Legislature

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/inman-quits-oklahoma-governors-race-will-resign-legislature

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Oklahoma House Minority Leader Scott Inman announced he is no longer running for governor — and he’s resigning from the legislature at the beginning of 2018.

Inman made the announcement on Facebook and Twitter Wednesday afternoon as the House debated Republicans’ $442 million plan to fix the state budget.

Inman did not vote Wednesday on Republicans’ budget proposal and was only briefly on the floor to ask questions about it.

"Why is it financially smart for us to vote for a plan that would require more one-time money and still leave a $400 million budget hole next year?" Inman said.

Inman said he can no longer ask his wife and children to sacrifice for him in his political career. He says he’s staying to see special session work completed.

He encouraged Oklahomans to continue pushing for public education, health care, criminal justice reform and a fair tax structure.

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« Reply #343 on: October 26, 2017, 12:05:43 pm »

Anybody know what they got on him?

Inman Quits Oklahoma Governor's Race, Will Resign from Legislature

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/inman-quits-oklahoma-governors-race-will-resign-legislature


Rumor on social media is that there is a pregnant staffer.
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« Reply #344 on: October 26, 2017, 12:06:30 pm »

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-senate-tells-house-add-gross-production-tax-budget-deal
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