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Logan County tax reform to go into law

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed the proposal to reform county government election law. House Bill 1400, proposed by State Representative Jason Murphey and State Senator Anthony Sykes, requires county governments to allow voters to cast a distinct and separate vote on county tax questions. Read more…

Guthrie city manager accepts job in Texas

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Guthrie City Manager Sereniah Breland is leaving after less than three years to take a city manager position near Houston. Read more…

Never, ever retaliate

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In the middle of April 2014, I finished my work for the day at the House of Representatives and drove to the Cedar Ridge neighborhood at 220th and MacArthur. It was the commencement of campaign season and for the next few months my family and I would make thousands of visits door to door. Read more…

Senate Minutes: There’s a lot to consider

April 28, 2015 Leave a comment

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When we talk about the issues that come before us at the state Capitol, there’s a lot to consider.  What kind of input have I received from the people I represent?  Is this going to be beneficial to them and the state in the years to come?  What are other states doing, and what does the research tell us about the problem and possible solutions? Read more…

The difference between state government debt and your home mortgage

April 28, 2015 Leave a comment

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As we near the end of the legislative session, the Legislature will be presented with last minute, late session emergencies in order to compel legislators to issue more taxpayer-funded debt. Read more…

My checklist for voting no

April 20, 2015 Leave a comment

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I want to refer those in the Edmond and Guthrie areas to an article just released on Monday by Energy Wire reporter Mike Soraghan. Soraghan is the journalist at the forefront of reporting on the induced seismicity issue and his article speaks to the behind-the-scenes response to the Edmond/Guthrie quakes and is the best overview which I have seen to date and is a must read for local residents. I have taken the liberty of posting it on my blog at hd31.org/710. Read more…

The tyranny of the acronyms

April 14, 2015 Leave a comment

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I still vividly recall very wise advice which I received years ago on a hot afternoon in Mulhall, Oklahoma. Read more…

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