Here is the text of Sen. Tom Coburn’s radio address, given this morning in response to President Barack Obama’s weekly address. Both men spoke about health care. A transcript of Obama’s remarks follows Coburn’s.
“Hello, I’m Dr. Tom Coburn, a practicing physician from Oklahoma and a member of the United States Senate.
“This week I had the opportunity to join President Obama and my Democrat and Republican colleagues for a summit on health care. We had a respectful and constructive discussion.…
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The increases, ranging from 50 cents to $1, is expected to bring in $50,000 of additional revenue.
City council members approved the fee increases this week. Increases were proposed by the KickingBird Golf Advisory Board after comparing Edmond’s prices to those at nearby golf courses.
The last increase was in spring 2008.
Officials have identified over $45,000 in needed improvements.
“We need to increase rates to replace aging assets, cover increases in operational expenses and make capital improvements,” said Brian Soerensen, head PGA professional at KickingBird.
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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, who attended the bipartisan health summit with President Barack Obama on Saturday, was tapped to give the Republican’s weekly radio address tomorrow. Obama gives a short radio speech each Saturday and Republicans provide a response.
On Sunday, the Oklahoma senator will be a guest on the CBS’ news show Face the Nation.…
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It is budget time in Edmond.
The job is tougher when it entails calculating a city budget with sales tax collections on the downside. Belts have to be tightened and not everyone is going to get what they want.
City staff is expected to recommend a budget for the next fiscal year figuring zero sales tax growth.
Some popular program like matching taxpayer funds for public artwork might be on the chopping block.
The staff’s proposed budget is expected to be presented to the city council April 30.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, is the highest-ranking conservative in the National Journal’s liberal/conservative scoring for the 2009 session of Congress. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, finished fourth.…
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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, has an opinion piece in The Washington Post today about how well lawmakers get along when it comes to spending money.…
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An effort to get Oklahoma to develop a centralized Web site for raw data has been derailed over fears of identity theft and additional bureaucracy.
House Bill 2318, by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, fell by a vote of 37-59 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives earlier this week. You can check out a video of the [...]
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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, is at the table at the Blair House, just minutes before the much-hyped health care summit with President Barack Obama gets underway.
Coburn, a physician, is seated next to a fellow doctor, Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, on one side and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on the other.
Update: Obama just arrived in the room and greeted the 30 or so lawmakers in there. He and Coburn had another brief embrace, though not as huggy as the one last year after Obama’s speech to Congress.…
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Charles Israel, 48, died of a stroke early Wednesday. Israel, who had muscular dystrophy, was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Israel, who used a wheelchair, was the Senate’s Web master.
Israel was a familiar face around the Capitol and often played good-natured tricks on his co-workers. A memorial had been set up outside his office on the third floor of the Capitol.…
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Sen. Tom Coburn, a physician who has co-authored a Republican health care reform bill, does plan to attend President Barack Obama’s health care summit on Thursday, according to spokesman John Hart.
The Oklahoma senator will be among the bipartisan group of key congressional leaders and health care experts meeting in a televised session with the president to discuss options for tackling the numerous problems of health care financing.
Obama released his own plan on Monday that hews closely to the one approved by the Senate on Christmas Eve.…
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