Where is the world is Sen. Clark Jolley?
The reference to “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego,” may show my age a bit, but it’s fitting. Jolley, the Edmond Republican, is in Korea for the next week attending National Strategy Institute, a program affiliated with the American Council of Young Polticial Leaders. Jolley is one of six United States officials to visit Korea as part of the program geared at political leaders under 40.
But he’s not just sitting in meetings and taking notes.…
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On Friday, Gov. Brad Henry took action on the bills that remained on his desk for consideration. He signed the chief information officer bill into law and veto provision that would make it easier to get measures on the ballot.
He vetoed a record 21 bills sent to him this session. It’s also the first time the Legislature has been all Republican. Henry is a Democrat. In all, 480 bills were sent to the governor’s desk by the Legislature this session.…
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Oklahoma’s members of the U.S. House split along party lines Thursday on a bill that would give federal employees four weeks of paid leave for births, adoptions or beginning foster care.
Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, voted for the bill; Reps. Tom Cole, R-Moore; Mary Fallin, R-Oklahoma City; and Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, voted against it. Rep. John Sullivan, R-Tulsa, was absent.…
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Both of Oklahoma’s senators spoke on the Senate floor on Thursday: Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, talked about China (he’s not a big fan) and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, talked about health care reform (government meddling in huge part of the economy).
According to C-SPAN’s web site, the two are very familiar faces on the floor of the Senate this year. In fact, Coburn has made the fifth most appearances of all senators in terms of days (37)_ just behind the four main Democratic and Republican leaders.…
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Holt Announces Bid for State Senate Seat
David Holt, chief of staff for Mayor Mick Cornett, announced his candidacy today the Senate seat in District 30.
Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee currently holds the seat. Coffee is term limited and will not be able to run for a Senate seat in 2010.
The district includes portions of Northwest Oklahoma City, Bethany, Warr Acres and The Village.
“This corner of the world is a special place,” said Holt.…
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Todd Goodman, the new chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, issued this statement about Congressman John Sullivan, the Tulsa Republican who checked into a clinic for treatment of alcoholism:
“The Oklahoma Democratic Party wishes to express our support for Congressman John Sullivan in this difficult time. We wish him the best in his recovery from his illness, and our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Sullivan and his family as they attend to this private matter.”…
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Sen. Tom Coburn’s campaign website _ launched today after the Muskogee Republican announced his intention to run for reelection _ gives you the opportunity to watch a new commercial and, as a bonus, commercials from last year’s unnsuccessful campaign by Andrew Rice.…
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