This statement was issued by Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Glenn Coffee after Laster’s letter to the full Senate calling for Republicans to replace Coffee.
Senator Laster and his colleagues are getting desperate. Today’s latest “demand” is raw, unvarnished partisanship.
Senator Laster knows full well that campaign funds can be appropriately be used for campaign expenses, including travel and lodging. His assertion that I’ve had no opponent since my first campaign is — while technically true — irrelevant. However, I have traveled this state and indeed the nation successfully campaigning for fellow Republican candidates, and he knows this all too well.…
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Sen. Charlie Laster, D-Shawnee sent a letter to members of the Senate on Monday and continued to call for Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City to step down. Below is the letter sent to members of the Senate:
May 4, 2009
Member of the Senate:
On March 25th, the Democratic caucus of the Oklahoma State Senate sent a letter to Pro Tem Glenn Coffee asking for his release to the full Senate, the media, and the public, certain information regarding unpaid federal taxes and the loan by which Senator Coffee paid off his tax delinquency.…
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Release sent to the media by H.K. Hatcher, President of NBC Bank in Oklahoma City on Monday. The bank loaned Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Glenn Coffee money to pay his 2006 taxes.
BANKER SAYS LOAN SECURED BY GLENN COFFEE
TO PAY FEDERAL TAXES IS A STANDARD BUSINESS TRANSACTION BETWEEN LENDER AND BORROWER
The bank loan used by Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee to pay his federal tax for 2006 was a standard business loan issued by a federally-regulated bank with normal conditions and requirements like any other loan, according to the president of the bank.…
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UPDATE: According to the press club, this luncheon has been postponed.
Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy, is scheduled to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on May 18.
McClendon will be the second big name from Oklahoma City to speak at the club in recent weeks. Country singer Toby Keith headlined a press club luncheon three weeks ago.…
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Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, has introduced a resolution in the House to apologize to Native Americans for the way they have been treated by the U.S. government.
Boren’s resolution is the same as one that has been offered in previous years by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, that apologizes for the “many instances of violence, maltreatment and neglect.”
Boren said, “My congressional district has the third highest concentration of Native Americans in the country. We have a community with deep Native American roots and long standing traditions.…
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Did you miss a few days of Legislative action? Check out this video with Capitol Bureau reporter Michael McNutt and Owen Canfield of the opinion page as they recap this week at the Capitol.
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