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  • sherrerBenweb.jpg Education Rally: All about accountability

    The education rally planned at the State Capitol on March 31 is needed to focus public attention on the crises our public schools are experiencing.  

    March 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 9.10-burrage,-sean-2007-0105.jpg Senate Review

    If you were raising children in the 1950’s or before, you had a tremendous fear that never crosses the mind of parents today—polio.  At its worst, the disease could cause permanent muscle paralysis and even death.  1952 was considered the height of the polio epidemic, with more than 60,000 cases and 3,000 deaths reported in the United States.

    March 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • BAILEYDABNEY8-2009.tif Markwayne Mullin, Citizen Legislator

    When our nation’s Founding Fathers deliberated the governmental structure for this great nation, they clearly intended to populate Congress with citizen legislators. James Madison described the ideal representative as one “called for the most part from pursuits of a private nature and continued in appointment for a short period of office.”

    March 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Sheriff speaks out

    In a recent edition of the weekly Oologah Lake Leader, which I will never respect again, its owner, John Wylie crossed yet another line of integrity. He repeatedly accused the late Mickey Perry of being a dirty cop

    March 9, 2014

  • Senate Review

    Of all the responsibilities and duties required of the members of the Oklahoma Legislature, I believe the most important job we are entrusted with is our constitutional mandate to write and pass a balanced budget each session.  

    March 9, 2014

  • Focusing on county government reform

    House lawmakers have finished the first leg of their legislative work, which was the committee vetting of House bills. There have been a number of good bills advanced in the process and I wanted to let you know about what your state legislature is working on.

    March 9, 2014

  • The time to fix the Capitol is now

    The Oklahoma Capitol was built in 1917. Since then it has been the People’s House — a place where state business is conducted and laws are written and passed. It is also a living museum where school children and other visitors come to learn about the history of their state and the workings of their government. For many who pass through Oklahoma, it is the lasting impression they have of our home.

    March 5, 2014

  • Senate Review - Sean Burrage

    This time last year, the Legislature had been told that, thanks to modest growth, there would be an increase of $212 million to appropriate to our schools, public safety, health and mental health, and many other areas of service vital to thousands of our citizens right here  in Rogers and Mayes Counties.

    March 3, 2014

  • The spices of legislative life

     Last week was another week of variety, sprinkled with ample amounts of criticism, at the Capitol.

    March 3, 2014

  • Randy Cowling The good and bad news about agency consolidation

    Under the guise of saving the state $4 million, Gov. Mary Fallin has set in motion an effort to consolidate several agencies into one, including the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum.

    March 3, 2014 1 Photo