Sunday, December 10, 2023

Saturday, December 09, 2023

House Page Program now accepting applications

House Page Program Now Accepting Applications

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 4th) – The Oklahoma House of Representatives High School Page Program is now accepting applications for the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature, announced Program Director Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang.

Pro Tem Treat releases plans for new Senate budget process

Pro Tem Treat Releases Plans for New Senate Budget Process

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 4th) – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today released the Senate’s plan for more budget transparency and an estimated timeline for the Senate’s new budget proposal.

Small: Time for Oklahoma judicial selection overhaul

Time for Oklahoma judicial selection overhaul
By Jonathan Small

When Oklahomans cast their ballots, they expect the election results will have consequences. Winning candidates, having received majority support, are expected to then implement policies endorsed by voters.

In presidential elections, a candidate’s judicial philosophy matters to voters. The president has the power to select any qualified judicial nominee, subject to Senate approval for confirmation.

But that’s not how it works in Oklahoma. Instead, regardless of who Oklahomans elect governor, judicial nominees are selected by an outside group – the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC).

Bergstrom files bills to create a pathway to zero income tax, enhance administrative rules oversight

Bergstrom files bill to create a pathway to zero income tax

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 7th) - On Wednesday, Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, filed Senate Bill 1228, a measure that would outline a pathway to eliminate the Oklahoma state income tax. This significant proposal aims to alleviate the burden on hardworking Oklahomans and spur economic growth by fostering job creation within small businesses.

Friday, December 08, 2023

Oklahoma Ethics Commission announces new Executive Director

Ethics Commission Announces New Director
Welcoming the Next Ethics Commission Executive Director 

(December 7th) The Oklahoma Ethics Commission is excited to announce, introduce, and welcome its next Executive Director, Lee Anne Bruce Boone. She will be the 4th Executive Director to serve the Oklahoma Ethics Commission since its creation in 1990 following Directors Marilyn Hughes, Lee Slater, and Ashley Kemp.    

Gov. Stitt celebrates launch of OK Parental Choice Tax Credit

Gov. Stitt is celebrating  (after a brief 'optics' faux pas over whether he'd be applying for his kids) what appears to be a succesful launch of the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit program, with what appears to be enough applicants in the first 90 minutes to use up the entire first-year allocation of $150M. Under the current law, the credit will increase to $200M in 2025, and $250M in 2026. I expect that to change as it looks like this will be a popular program.


OKLAHOMA CITY (December 7, 2023) - Governor Kevin Stitt today celebrated the launch of the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit program and revealed the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) received over 30,000 submissions within the first 90 minutes of launch. OTC, alongside its operational partner Merit, began accepting applications on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. CST. To date, approximately 140 accredited schools have been registered to participate.

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Cong. Brecheen holding his final telephone town hall of the year TONIGHT

Congressman Josh Brecheen To Host Final Telephone Town Hall of the Year TONIGHT, December 5th at 7 PM CT

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Josh Brecheen will be hosting the final telephone town hall of the year tonight, Tuesday, December 5th at 7 PM CT.

During the call, Congressman Brecheen will provide an update on some of the most pressing policy issues facing our country, including our more than $33 trillion national debt, and answer live questions from constituents.

Details for participating in the call are below:

  • Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. CT
  • Dial-in Number: 888-480-3675

Constituents should dial 888-480-3675 if they would like to participate in the call. To watch a live stream of the call, constituents can visit our Facebook page here.

Monday, December 04, 2023

State Auditor Cindy Byrd endorses Trump

Just in from State Auditor Cindy Byrd:


(Dec. 4th) "I am supporting President Trump in 2024."

"As Oklahoma State Auditor, I have seen the erosion of the dollar under the Biden administration. Biden's poor fiscal policies coupled with the national debt is crippling our State."

Monday, November 27, 2023

State Sup't Walters praises successful Thanksgiving break tutoring program

Walters Praises Successful Thanksgiving Break Tutoring Program

Oklahoma City, Okla – State Superintendent Ryan Walters hailed the success of a tutoring program designed to help at-risk students who are behind on reading with literacy support during the Thanksgiving holiday break.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Rush Limbaugh and Paul Harvey on Thanksgiving Day's origins

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are able to take time today to spend time with loved ones, think back over the past year and forward to the next, and thank God for the many blessings you have been given. In this post, you'll find three videos for the day: Rush Limbaugh and Paul Harvey on the origins of Thanksgiving Day, and 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford singing an old Dutch hymn of thanksgiving, We Gather Together. I hope you'll listen to them.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Black Friday at Muskogee's Glenndale Grace Firearms

Glenndale Grace Firearms & Training, a gun range and store located just north of Muskogee on U.S. Highway 69, is marking 'Black Friday' and 'Small Business Saturday' this week with a special sale on classes, memberships, and their store inventory: