Lankford pens op-ed on why the US must continue to stand with Israel
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by Jamison Faught
4d ago
Continue to pray for peace in Jerusalem By US Senator James Lankford (originally published in the Tulsa World) In the past six months, the Iranian regime has launched thousands of rockets at Israel through its proxies: Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis. Iran has also launched hundreds of attacks on American forces in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Now, Iran has directly attacked Israel. In addition to the ongoing threat now hurled at Israel from Iran, the US should clearly oppose the violence of Hamas terrorists and support the freedom for every hostage in Gaza. Some in Washington, DC, and arou ..read more
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OCPA: Paycom and trial lawyers’ SB 1737 weaponizes courts against conservatives
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by Jamison Faught
4d ago
Paycom and trial lawyers’ SB 1737 weaponizes courts against conservatives OKLAHOMA CITY (April 18, 2024)—Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs President Jonathan Small issued the following statement after the passage of Senate Bill 1737, which was supported by trial lawyers and strongly supported by Paycom, an $11 billion publicly traded company with a track record of attacking conservatives in Oklahoma. “SB 1737, which could provide a windfall to trial lawyers, is a bill that the author has said is supported by Paycom, which has had a track record of attacking conservatives in public and in th ..read more
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OK House Republicans vote to protect Oklahomans from illegal immigration crisis; Dems oppose
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by Jamison Faught
4d ago
Oklahoma House Republicans are aiming to do something to protect Oklahoma from Biden's illegal immigration crisis, while, naturally, the House Democrats oppose doing anything except embracing it. House Republicans Vote to Protect Oklahomans from Illegal Immigration Crisis OKLAHOMA CITY (April 18th) – Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, today received passage of House Bill 4156 by a vote of 77-20. The legislation, aimed at addressing the illegal immigration crisis, creates the crime of impermissible occupation. Details include: Read more ..read more
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Gov. signs bill to protect privacy of homemade food producers
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by Jamison Faught
4d ago
Gov. Signs Bill to Protect Privacy of Homemade Food Producers OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday signed into law legislation that amends the Homemade Food Freedom Act to protect the private information of producers. House Bill 2975, authored by Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, and Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, will allow producers of homemade food products to obtain a registration number to affix to their product labels instead of the current requirement that they list their name, phone number and the physical address where the food is produced on all products sold. The $15 registr ..read more
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Border Security First: Brecheen opposes 'America Last' foreign aid package rule; Hern against Ukraine funding
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by Jamison Faught
4d ago
As Congress looks to send nearly $100,000,000 in foreign aid to Ukraine, Taiwan, and Israel (and Gaza, apparently), a meager few Republicans are saying "No" -- or at least, "not until our border is secure." According to CBS: The three foreign aid bills would provide $26.4 billion to support Israel, $60.8 billion to bolster Ukraine and $8.1 billion to counter China in the Indo-Pacific, including billions for Taiwan. The Israel measure also includes more than $9.1 billion to address Palestinian humanitarian needs, which Democrats said was necessary for their support.  Read below for why ..read more
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Small: No need to "fix" Oklahoma elections with "ranked choice" voting
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by Jamison Faught
1w ago
No need to “fix” Oklahoma elections By Jonathan Small Oklahoma has one of the nation’s best election systems. We use paper ballots that allow hand recounts, our ballot machines are not Internet connected, and results are completely tallied on Election Day. Yet some people want to get rid of that system and replace it with one notorious for voter errors, lengthy delays in counting, and growing public distrust of results – “ranked choice” voting. In a ranked-choice voting system, voters designate their first choice in a race, their second choice, and so on down the ballot. If no candidate rec ..read more
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Speaker McCall, Pro Tem Treat announce legislation targeting illegal immigration crisis
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by Jamison Faught
1w ago
Speaker McCall, Pro Temp Treat Announce Immigration Legislation Details OKLAHOMA CITY (April 11th) – Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, and Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today announced the substance of what will be included in jointly agreed to legislation aimed at addressing the illegal immigration crisis here in Oklahoma. The legislation, which will be filed next week, creates the crime of impermissible occupation. Details include: Read more ..read more
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Gov. Stitt, Choctaw Nation finalize 10-year motor vehicle compact
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by Jamison Faught
1w ago
GOVERNOR STITT FINALIZES MOTOR VEHICLE COMPACT OKLAHOMA CITY (April 8, 2024) - Governor Stitt announced the finalization of a motor vehicle compact with the Choctaw Nation.  "I am happy to announce that we have finalized a 10-year car tag compact with the Choctaw Nation," said Gov. Stitt. "This is our 12th compact finalized with tribal governments since the end of 2023. I am grateful to the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations for their ongoing partnership and willingness to come to an agreement on car tag compacts. These compacts continue the existing commitment to transparency and public saf ..read more
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Campaign Finance and Election Threats task force releases recommendations for reform
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by Jamison Faught
1w ago
Governor Stitt Announces Recommendations from Task Force on Campaign Finance and Election Threats OKLAHOMA CITY (April 3, 2024) - Today, Governor Stitt announced the recommendations from his Task Force on Campaign Finance and Election Threats. The Task Force studied Oklahoma's ethics regulations and election administration, gathering data, reviewing case law, and conducting interviews to determine what changes are necessary to ensure the state's elections are secure. Read more ..read more
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Small: A renewed focus on reading instruction is good news
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by Jamison Faught
3w ago
A renewed focus on reading instruction By Jonathan Small Reading instruction is receiving lawmakers’ attention this year. That’s good news because Oklahoma has much ground to make up. In 2011, lawmakers strengthened the state’s reading law, requiring students to retake the third grade if they were reading far below grade level, and providing remediation to struggling students. That program drew wails from many public-school officials—but it worked. Reading performance improved dramatically from 2011 to 2015 on National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) tests. By 2015, Oklahoma recorde ..read more
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