This answers the question of what Sen. Tom Coburn is going to do with all of his campaign cash since he doesn’t have a competitive race this year and he has promised not to run again.…
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Could U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin have prevented the House from adjourning without addressing the extension of the tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year?
A Democratic resolution to adjourn passed by a single vote today, 210-209, after House Republican Leader John Boehner urged members to vote against it so the House could take up extension of tax cuts passed during former President George W. Bush’s administration.
Fallin, R-Oklahoma City, who has not returned to Washington since the Labor Day break ended so she could focus on her gubernatorial campaign, missed the vote.…
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I spent an afternoon at the State Fair earlier this week with a sample ballot in hand, asking people what they thought the questions would do, or if they were even aware there were 11 measures on the backside of the ballot.
Some people were surprised. Others were aware, but uninformed. They vowed to read up on the state questions before election day. I was surprised to hear so many people were willing to do that.
But that doesn’t mean everybody will.…
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U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, and his wife, Andrea, are celebrating the birth today of their second child, and first son. Hunter Daniel Boren was about 90 minutes ago _ just long enough to get out a news release _ and weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces.
Boren is an avid hunter _ really, truly, not just for campaign purposes _ and a member of the board of the National Rifle Association.
“Andrea and I are overjoyed by the birth of our son,” Boren said.…
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Gov. Brad Henry, who earlier has said he can’t support State Question 744, is expected Tuesday to make it clear he opposes the passage of the proposal which would require Oklahoma increase its per-pupil expenditure to the average of surrounding states.
The governor is to make his announcement during a news conference set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the state Capitol.
Henry’s news conference was announced by the spokeswoman for the One Oklahoma Coalition, the campaign working to defeat SQ 744. The issue is one of 11 state questions on the Nov.…
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Non-profit groups must file 990′s which include an organizations income, expenses and information about employee salaries. Tax documents for 2009 for the group did not include an updated list of employees or the salaries for all the employees.
After questions from the media, spokesman Peter J. Rudy says it was an oversight by accountants who prepared the 990s.…
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The Yes on 744 is questioning the role of Oklahomans for Responsible Government in the campaign against State Question 744.
In a post on their Web site today, Yes on 744 questioned expenses incurred by OFRG, saying it’s clear the group is spending money to oppose the state question that seeks to set the per pupil expenditure for students in Oklahoma based on the regional average of per pupil spending in surrounding states.
State ethics laws require a committee spending money to campaign for a ballot measure to register and report expenditures if it’s more than $5,000.…
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The State Chamber’s annual trip to DC kicked off this morning in a Senate office building with presentations from experts on energy, the economy and political races.
Rayola Dougher, with the American Petroleum Institute, gave a primer on oil and gas issues and said the Obama administration’s proposed tax increases on the industry _ and the removal of the cap on liabilities for oil spills _ would kill jobs and increase the nation’s dependence on foreign sources of energy.
Martin Regalia, an economist with the U.S.…
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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, released the following statement on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
“Nine years ago our nation faced tragedy as thousands of innocent lives were lost at the hands of terrorists. Today, we pause to remember that horrific September day and pray for the families who lost their loved ones. Although the scars of 9/11 are forever imprinted in the heart of every American, let us never forget the strong resolve that united citizens from across the country.…
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The New Yorker magazine has a lengthy story on its web site about the C Street house on Capitol Hill occupied by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn and other lawmakers. The house has been controversial because of its connection to the group that sponsors the National Prayer Breakfast and because of some sex scandals involving former occupants, including Nevada Sen. John Ensign.…
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