Category Archives: State

The Oklahoma Health Department debacle

OK Attorney General Mike Hunter and Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones discuss discoveries of Health Dept. issues.

If any topic should concern Oklahomans considering state leadership this election cycle, the fiasco, debacle or cluster of incompetence at the health department is it. Apparently, leadership there didn’t even know how to manage their own slush fund – which they should not have had in the first place.  Continue reading

Senate Pro Tem announces leadership

Oklahoma Senator Greg Treat, Majority Floor Leader and Republicans’ selection to serve as the next Senate leader, on Wednesday announced who will round out his leadership team.

Treat said Senator Kim David, current Senate Appropriations Committee chair, will serve as the next Majority Floor Leader and that Senator Roger Thompson, current chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance, will serve as the next Appropriations Committee chair. David, the first woman to serve as Appropriations Committee chair, will be the first woman to serve as Majority Floor Leader.  Continue reading

Hall of Fame names 2018 Honorees

The 91st class of outstanding Oklahomans have been selected for induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.  These accomplished Oklahomans will join the 691 individuals who have been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame since 1928.  The Honorees were officially announced at a luncheon on May 17th, hosted by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. Inductees were presented to a roomful of past Hall of Fame Honorees.  Continue reading

Opposition to marijuana question forms

A coalition of medical professionals, those in law enforcement, business leaders, and members of the faith community filed papers Tuesday to formally oppose SQ 788. This broad-ranging coalition is committed to defeating the state question to allow “Medical Marijuana” in Oklahoma.

“This state question is NOT about Medical Marijuana,” stated campaign chairman Dr. Kevin Taubman.  “This question is too broad and does NOT have the support of the medical community.”     Continue reading