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Senate Minutes with AJ Griffin: Oil prices impacting energy states

March 18, 2015 Leave a comment

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I believe one of the most basic traits shared by Oklahomans is resilience.  Throughout this state’s history, we have been faced with tremendous challenges which we’ve met with grit, tenacity, and the faith that ultimately we would prevail.  I am just as confident of our ability to work through tough economic challenges. Read more…

Massive reduction in the scope of State government

March 18, 2015 Leave a comment

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Over the past several years, if you have been in attendance while I spoke at the various civic groups and town hall meetings, you have likely heard me describe the study which initiated the move by the House of Representatives to modernize and downsize Oklahoma state government. Read more…

How to get through to your elected officials

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It’s that time in the legislative year when the first series of consequential decisions are being made. Lawmakers are receiving thousands of emails from Oklahomans who want their point of view to be heard. Here are a few tips for how to make sure your email is read. Read more…

County commissioner requests EMS board member to resign; EMS audit discussed

February 22, 2015 1 comment

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All parties with the Logan County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and the Logan County Emergency Medical Services District (EMS) agreed the 2009-13 EMS audit should have been addressed before a joint  meeting was held. During the public meeting, a county commissioner asked the EMS Chairman to resign his post. Read more…

Lt. Governor stops by Guthrie for 77 towns in 77 days state-wide tour

February 20, 2015 Leave a comment

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Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb visited Guthrie as part of his 77 counties in 77 days tour on Friday morning. Read more…

Categories: Community, Politics

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin: Ensuring a clear definition

February 17, 2015 Leave a comment

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Much of my professional career has involved working with nonprofits aimed at improving the lives of Oklahoma children and families.  I’ve seen first-hand what can happen when families are struggling with issues like substance abuse, domestic violence or other problems.  I also know that even in some situations most of us would find intolerable, given the choice, a child will choose to be with their parents.  No matter how flawed the environment or relationships within that family, the bond that child feels toward his or her parents should never be underestimated or callously ignored. Read more…

Categories: Column, Politics

House Bill 1407 would add stipulations to county assessors when lowering real or personal property

February 16, 2015 1 comment

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A bill was introduced to the Oklahoma 55th Legislature earlier this month that would add stipulations on county assessors when it comes to decreasing the percentage of real or personal property. Read more…

Categories: Money, Politics
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