Category Archives: State

Oklahoma Election results

Kevin Stitt (Center) with David and Alee McLain, Republican Party of Tulsa County at the Oklahoma GOP Watch Party Tuesday

Oklahoma elected Republican Kevin Stitt to the state’s top post with 54.34 percent of the vote Tuesday as citizens surprised pundits in several close races.

Oklahoma’s rural vote showed trends towards the Republican Party and urban areas increasingly to the Democrat Party.  Continue reading

Corrections budget request approved

The state Board of Corrections unanimously approved on Tuesday the Oklahoma Department of Corrections 2020 budget request from the State Legislature.

The $1.57-billion request includes $884 million to add 5,200 beds, $91.7 million for inmate hepatitis C treatment, $31.9 million for facility repairs, maintenance and critical needs, and $18.5 million for staff pay raises.   Continue reading

Politician and public pension perks

Pensions are bankrupting cities and states nationwide and Oklahoma is no exception.  As Jonathan Small and Mike Brake report, “Government jobs have long been known for relatively generous pensions. This is especially true for some longtime elected officials in Oklahoma.”  Continue reading

VP Pence joins rally for Kevin Stitt in Tulsa

Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence will rally in Tulsa next Thursday for Kevin Stitt, Republican Candidate for Oklahoma Governor. Sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Republican Party, OK County Republican Party and the Republican Party of Tulsa County, this free event will be held at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. and open to the public. Continue reading

Kim Holland Endorses Glen Mulready

Former Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland

Former Insurance Commissioner, Kim Holland, announced her endorsement of Glen Mulready in his bid to fill the same office Wednesday.

“I have known Glen for over two decades, and I believe he is the most qualified candidate to be Oklahoma’s next Insurance Commissioner,” stated Holland. “As a former Commissioner myself, I understand the job, and I am confident Glen Mulready is ready to be an Insurance Commissioner for all Oklahomans regardless of age, party or where in our great state they live.” Continue reading