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Letter to the Editor: Erosion of our Freedoms, State Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester, DVM

Oklahomans are losing their freedoms, one local-control issue at a time. And why? To satisfy certain lobbies like the tobacco and the oil and gas industries. Last year Governor Fallin signed into law a bill that says municipalities cannot enact…

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Open Door Policy

  With the embarrassing policies reported in the beginning weeks of the legislative session, this should be a wake-up call that voter apathy is harming Oklahoma.  In this immediate past General Election, Oklahoma saw the worst voter turnout in our…

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Increase in Minimum Wage Rejected by House Republicans

OKLAHOMA CITY – Only one House Republican joined House Democrats when a vote was taken Monday afternoon on a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Oklahoma. Rep. Mike Shelton lodged a motion to suspend the House Rules in order…

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Foster Children Would Have Opportunity to Get College Education Under Pair of Democrat Measures Approved by State House

OKLAHOMA CITY – Companion measures that would provide foster children in Oklahoma with an opportunity to attend college passed the state House of Representatives by wide margins Monday. Under House Bill 1672 by Rep. Steve Kouplen, children who are in…

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Oklahoma County Democrats to Hold Precinct Meetings

For immediate release County Democrats to Hold Precinct Meetings The Oklahoma County Democratic Party will hold Precinct Meetings on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m.  All registered Democrats in Oklahoma County are encouraged to attend.  The location for each meeting…

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Scott Inman

Texting-While-Driving Measure ‘Watered Down and Weak,’ House Minority Leader Inman Contends

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state House of Representatives voted Tuesday to ban texting while driving … but not really. The legislation that purportedly prohibits texting while driving is “watered down and weak,” Minority Leader Scott Inman asserted Tuesday. House Bill…

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Eastern Oklahoma County Democrats Monthly Meeting

The Eastern Oklahoma County Democrats are having their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. in the back of AFGE Union Hall, at the corner of SE 44th & Douglas Blvd, Midwest City (across from Tinker AFB).  If…

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Proposal by McAlester Democrat Legislator Would Make County Sheriff a Nonpartisan Public Official

OKLAHOMA CITY – A measure that would make county sheriff elections nonpartisan was endorsed Wednesday by a state legislative committee. House Bill 1097 by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, received a “do-pass” recommendation on a 5-2 vote by the House Committee…

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Annual Legislative Session Under Way; Democrats Told About Proposed Power Line

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 55th Oklahoma Legislature is under way. State lawmakers convened Monday for their first official business day, and initial committee meetings to start reviewing more than 2,100 proposed laws began Tuesday. The House of Representatives and the…

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