Rep. Lonnie Sims on Route 66 Commission

Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Tulsa, has been appointed to the Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.

Sims, who is in his third term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, began his term on the commission on February 1. The Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission seeks to preserve the history of Route 66 in Oklahoma through commemorative, educational and community events.

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OU names Chief Strategy Officer

Jim W. Morrison

Will he be able to reverse OU’s broke woke mental illness? Will state funding ever hold OU to objective fact over indoctrination?

The University of Oklahoma announced today Jim W. Morrison will be its new chief strategy officer. In this role, Morrison will serve as a senior leader at OU, overseeing the coordinated implementation of OU’s strategic plan to ensure university-wide alignment and progress across all three OU campuses.

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Protect Our Kids opposes recreational drug

A coalition of community, business, and law enforcement leaders filed papers with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission this week to oppose SQ 820, the effort to legalize recreational marijuana under state law. Official documents list former Governor Frank Keating as the chairman of the organization, Protect Our Kids No 820.

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Bill to require votes on TIF Districts

Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola, has filed House Bill 1379, which would require a vote by citizens to “redirect” property tax through Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Districts. Gann issued a press release on topic today.

Gann explained that in Mayes County, Mid-America Industrial Park (MAIP) officers proposed “redirecting” county property tax through the implementation of a TIF district to benefit new corporations coming into the industrial park.  

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