Sunday, September 25, 2022

Oklahoma Optometrists plan free eye exams on Giving Sight Day, Oct. 1st


Oklahomans In Need Can Receive Complimentary Vision Exams on Giving Sight Day (10/1/22)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Participating optometric physicians across the state of Oklahoma will be giving complimentary eye exams to those in need as part of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physician’s (OAOP) third annual Giving Sight Day. 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Rep. Phillips, Sen. Paxton praise pandemic stimulus projects focusing on broadband access


Phillips, Paxton Praise Joint Committee Focus on Broadband

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 22nd) – Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds, on Thursday praised the Oklahoma House and Senate Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding for their focus on addressing broadband issues through projects they advanced. The projects advanced during the joint committee's meeting on Tuesday will now be considered when the Legislature reconvenes it's special session to appropriate American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars.

AG O'Connor, OK Press Assoc. hosting Open Records/Meetings seminars across state


Attorney General O’Connor, Oklahoma Press Association to Host Open Records Seminars Across the State

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor is partnering with the Oklahoma Press Association to host open records and open meetings seminars in five locations across the state beginning Sept. 26.

“These seminars are a great way for public officials to stay up to date on the state’s open record laws,” Attorney General O’Connor said. “I encourage everyone who serves the public to attend and participate in these meetings.”

Friday, September 23, 2022

House Dems react to committee approval of pandemic stimulus projects


Democrats React to ARPA Allocations

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 20th) – House Democrats sitting on the Oklahoma Legislature’s American Rescue Plan Act Committee released the following statements today after several projects were approved.

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the latest federal stimulus bill to aid public health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 11, 2021. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures website, the plan included $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local, territorial and tribal governments, known as the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

Gov. Stitt launches new campaign ad touting pro-freedom pandemic policies

Good to see Governor Stitt's campaign getting on the airwaves given how much Hofmeister and the Dems have been hammering him. The most recent poll showed a close race, but Stitt should be able to widen the gap once his campaign really gets rolling.

STITT FOR GOVERNOR 2022 LAUNCHES NEW STATEWIDE TV AD
Ad features the staunch difference between red- and blue-state leaders during the 2020 pandemic, positive outcomes from Stitt’s pro-freedom policies

September 22, 2022 (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – The Stitt for Governor 2022 campaign launched today a new statewide television advertisement titled, “Greater Things,” which highlights Governor Stitt’s leadership to keep Oklahoma’s economy and schools safely open during the 2020 pandemic. As most of the nation shuttered for prolonged periods under liberal big government mandates, Governor Stitt led Oklahoma to a safe and prosperous recovery.

“Stitt kept kids safely in schools and our businesses open– and just look how it’s helping all across Oklahoma: Children learning, small businesses growing,” says the narrator.

While Governor Stitt’s opponent was advocating for mask mandates and shutting down essential services such as in-person learning, Governor Stitt deployed resources with Top Ten outcomes to keep Oklahoma’s economy open and children safely in schools. 

With Governor Stitt at the helm, the State of Oklahoma: 

  • Was one of the first States to deploy drive-thru COVID testing statewide by establishing lab partnerships with Oklahoma’s university institutions. (Washington Post)
  • Deployed $40 million to hospitals to build permanent infrastructure in early spring to expand bed and critical care capacity. (Oklahoma Watch)
  • Regularly procured and deployed PPE during a global supply chain crisis to keep schools, hospitals, and first responders supplied with protective gear. 
  • Established and deployed the Bounce Back grant program that helped small, local businesses keep their doors open. (Journal Record)
  • Established and funded a rental-assistance grant program to help Oklahoma families keep stay in their homes while navigating the economic disruption. (KOCO
  • Was one of the earliest states to deploy CARES Act funding directly to municipalities, a total of $250 million, to support their local response efforts. 

The narrator continues, “with Kevin Stitt as Governor, we’re poised for even greater things.”

Governor Stitt’s COVID policies helped 100,000 Oklahomans get back to work and resulted in the 3rd lowest unemployment rate in the nation. Today, Oklahoma continues to experience its lowest unemployment rate in State history and its greatest workforce participation rate in state history. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

State House to reconvene special session on September 28th

They'll be picking up special session to determine how to spend the 1.87 billion dollars in Federal largesse that Oklahoma was given under Biden's COVID stimulus plan, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). You can read the previously advanced stimulus projects that they'll be considering as the full House at this link.

House to reconvene special session Sept. 28 to 30

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 21) – The House of Representatives will reconvene the Second Extraordinary Session of the 58th Legislature from Sept. 28 to 30 for consideration of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and other funding advanced by the Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding.

House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said the session will finalize 18 months of collaborative work on ARPA funding. Bills containing the proposals will begin being filed soon.

Joint committee advances dozens of ARPA proposals to Legislature


Joint committee advances dozens of ARPA proposals to Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 20th) – The Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding on Tuesday advanced a comprehensive slate of projects to the full Legislature for consideration in an upcoming special session.

The committee's approvals, combined with previously approved projects, resulted in recommendation of over 60 projects totaling nearly all of Oklahoma state government's $1.87 billion share of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Small: Power grab in Washington could harm Oklahoma


Power grab in Washington could harm Oklahoma
By Jonathan Small

Proposals to penalize “big business” often work to instead hammer small businesses and harm job creation in states like Oklahoma. A new federal effort to break up certain large tech companies falls into that category.

Never enough: Hofmeister calls for $5K teacher pay raise

In a transparently political pander while running for Governor, now-Democrat State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister wants to hike teacher pay again by another $5,000, three years after significant pay increases were passed by the legislature. 

It's never going to be enough, despite the terrible results produced by Oklahoma's failing public education system. Her press release is below:

Hofmeister includes teacher pay raise in state education budget request

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 19, 2022) – A $5,000 teacher pay raise is included in the annual budget request the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) will present to the state board of education at its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22.

“We’ve significantly raised teacher pay in recent years, but so did our neighboring states with whom we are competing. This investment is vital to our ability to build a sustainable teacher workforce, necessary for providing the high-quality education Oklahoma students need and deserve,” said Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “In the midst of an unprecedented and worsening teacher shortage, it is imperative we look for long-term solutions to show that Oklahoma values and respects its teachers.”

There are currently 52,850 certified teachers in Oklahoma. It will require approximately $310 million to fully fund the teacher pay raise.

Oklahoma teachers last received an official pay raise in 2018 ($6,100), and an additional salary increase averaging $1,220 passed in 2019.

Oklahoma currently ranks fourth in the region for teacher pay with an average annual salary of $54,096, trailing New Mexico ($54,256), Texas ($57,090) and Colorado ($57,706). New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has recently signed legislation that will boost teacher salaries by an additional $10,000. 

Friday, September 16, 2022

Task force recommends expanding SoonerCare maternity and postpartum services

Read below for press releases from Governor Stitt and Senate leadership supporting a recommendation to expand SoonerCare maternity and postpartum services:


GOVERNOR STITT’S H.E.L.P. TASK FORCE RECOMMENDS EXPANDING SOONERCARE COVERAGE FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM SERVICE

Thursday, September 15, 2022

OSDH celebrates 20% drop in infant mortality rate


Oklahoma’s Infant Mortality Rate Drops Nearly 20 Percent Since Statewide Program Launch

OKLAHOMA CITY – September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Since the launch of a statewide program in 2007, Oklahoma’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has decreased by nearly 20 percent according to statistics from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The IMR was 8.2 per 1,000 live births in 2005-2007, but dropped to 6.6 in 2019-2021.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

SoonerPoll: GOP trouble? Stitt leads Hofmeister by 1, Walters trails by 5


SoonerPoll is out with two new surveys that seem to indicate some brewing trouble for GOP candidates in the two most competitive and high-profile statewide races this fall - those of Governor and State Superintendent.

Small: ESG targets Oklahoma economy, jobs

The new leftist “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG) obsession is beginning to infiltrate and impact an awful lot of the American economy. Working in the cleaning and restoration field, I've begun to notice it creeping into industry surveys and publications, sometimes obscurely, sometimes overtly. Read on for a column by OCPA President Jonathan Small on ESG and Oklahoma's economy:

ESG targets Oklahoma economy, jobs
By Jonathan Small

During a recent state legislative hearing, Brook Simmons, president of the Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma, gave policymakers a reality check. He pointed out that oil-and-gas companies produce far more jobs in Oklahoma than do “green” industries. And oil-and-gas jobs are also much better paying.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Lankford, Inhofe move to protect Oklahoma ag land from foreign purchases


Lankford, Inhofe Move to Protect Oklahoma Ag Land from Foreign Purchases

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today introduced the Security and Oversight of International Landholdings (SOIL) Act in order to provide oversight and transparency of purchases of US agricultural land that threaten national security. Lankford continues to respond to concerns from Oklahomans about the multiple recent purchases of Oklahoma agricultural land by foreign entities.

Stitt issues executive order to deliver drought relief for farmers and ranchers


GOVERNOR STITT DELIVERS DROUGHT RELIEF TO FARMERS

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 12, 2022) — Today, Governor Kevin Stitt issued an executive order to deliver drought relief to farmers in western Oklahoma, and other parts of the state hit hard by the current drought conditions.

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Oklahoma not an outlier on teacher shortage


OKLAHOMA NOT AN OUTLIER ON TEACHER SHORTAGE
by Ray Carter, Center for Independent Journalism (original link)

(August 31st) Reports of a teacher shortage in Oklahoma have often intimated the problem is one largely driven by Oklahoma-specific factors.

But the head of the state’s college system suggests that is not the case and that all states are seeing a reduction in the number of teachers.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Sen. Kirt seeks public input on state taxes through September forums


Sen. Kirt seeks public input on state taxes through September forums

OKLAHOMA CITY - Sen. Julia Kirt will host a series of public forums in September to let Oklahomans hear from tax and economic experts about Oklahoma’s tax system as well as allow citizens to share their ideas, concerns, and questions on the issue.

Thursday: Tulsa 9.12 Project speaker on how Dark Money is making it hard to elect conservatives in OK

From the Tulsa 9.12 Project:

The Corruption Belt: How Dark Money Is Making It Hard for Oklahomans to Elect Conservatives

Were you inundated with political campaign mailers leading up to the June and August primary elections? Did the plethora of push cards explode in your mailbox prior to the primary runoffs? Have you noticed trends and similarities in literature coming from supposedly different campaign organizations?

If you answered YES to any or ALL of these questions, then you need to be at Tulsa 9.12 Project on Thursday, September 8th when Jenni White will unveil and explain just how deep the corruption goes and how dark the money is that funds it. Like a detective following the clues with Scooby Doo, Jenni will reveal who is behind these dastardly and malicious campaign attacks.

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Small: Remember the lessons of state shortfall years


Remember the lessons of state shortfall years
By Jonathan Small

Most business owners and families understand the importance of spending less than you bring in, and of socking away the remainder in savings, to prepare for unexpected financial challenges.

Unfortunately, such thinking is rare in government, which explains why Oklahoma government was in such bad shape only a handful of years ago. Sadly, some groups appear dedicated to ignoring the lessons of the recent past.

The head of the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA), the largest government union in Oklahoma, along with other tax-consumer advocates, is now calling on the state to spend down the record savings achieved during Gov. Kevin Stitt’s first term.

Special session: 9 pandemic stimulus projects sent to full Legislature

The below projects, along with previously approved ones, would total approximately $510M of the $1.8B in federal pandemic stimulus funding allocated to the State of Oklahoma.


Joint committee sends nine ARPA projects to full Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding on Tuesday advanced the second slate of projects for consideration in the Legislature's upcoming special session on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Friday, September 02, 2022

AG O'Connor releases guidance for law enforcement on new abortion laws


Attorney General O’Connor Releases Guidance for Law Enforcement After Newest Abortion Law Takes Effect

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 31st) – Today, Attorney General John O’Connor criticized the ongoing campaign by the abortion industry and others to confuse and mislead the public about abortion laws, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent historic overturning of Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. He also released a guidance document for law enforcement after the State’s most recent abortion law became effective.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Small: Voters send education message


Voters send education message
by Jonathan Small

For years, regardless of even present-day record funding levels, Oklahoma has ranked among the bottom tier of states based on academic outcomes. Now, parents and Oklahomans from all walks of life and corners of the state are ready for change. That was the key message sent in the recent state runoff election for the Republican nomination for state superintendent of public instruction.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Bice, other OK Reps blast Biden's $300B student loan giveaway

Congratulations, America! You just got put on the hook $300,000,000,000 (300 billion dollars) in free college for other people. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School estimates the plan will cost each taxpayer in America $2,100.

Below are statements from four of Oklahoma's members of Congress, slamming the move by President Biden.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Sen. Hamilton to refile bill to ban "gender reassignment" treatment for those under 21


Sen. Hamilton announces plans to refile legislation prohibiting those under 21 from undergoing gender reassignment procedures  

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 22nd) –  State Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, plans to refile legislation prohibiting anyone under the age of 21 from undergoing gender reassignment medical treatment in the state. Hamilton had originally filed the legislation in the 2021 session, but the measure did not receive a hearing.

Small: School issues extend beyond libraries, bathrooms


School issues extend beyond libraries, bathrooms
By Jonathan Small

Like other parents across Oklahoma, I am concerned by disturbing trends in many public schools, including pornography in school libraries, the fact that boys have been allowed into girl’s bathrooms and locker rooms, and the disturbing reality that Critical Race Theory concepts have been incorporated into many classroom settings.

But even if those practices are completely removed from all schools, that will not mean all is well.

An even bigger problem is often ignored—the fact that many Oklahoma schools fail to teach students core academic subjects such as reading, math and science.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Josh Brecheen beats Avery Frix in CD2 runoff


Former State Senator Josh Brecheen emerged victorious in the GOP runoff election for Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District. Brecheen defeated Muskogee-area State Representative Avery Frix by a vote of 52.25% to 47.75% (with one precinct left to report at publication time).

Brecheen was the last of fourteen Republicans to file for the office, filing at almost the last minute before the candidacy deadline, and was outfunded by half the primary field, making this victory all the more remarkable.

An arch-conservative, Brecheen was endorsed by such figures as the House Freedom Caucus, which he has pledged to join, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the late Dr. Tom Coburn's widow, as well as multiple of the other candidates who did not advance from the primary. 

Look for great things from Josh Brecheen in the future. My heartiest congratulations to him on this stunning victory!

Stitt issues executive order to reassure teacher freedom regarding unions


GOVERNOR STITT ISSUES EO TO PROTECT TEACHERS’ FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND STAND UP TO TEACHER UNIONS

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 19, 2022) – Today, Governor Kevin Stitt issued Executive Order 2022-18  to protect Oklahoma’s teachers’ and school district employees’ First Amendment rights by fighting back against liberal teachers’ unions. With the executive order, Oklahoma educators will be assured of the freedom to decide whether or not to participate in unions, rather than allowing union bosses to intimidate teachers into handing over part of their salaries.

Runoff Election Day: Links and Resources


Today is the Oklahoma Runoff Election. If you haven't voted yet, you have until 7:00pm to cast your ballots. If you don't know where to vote, or want to see your sample ballot, use this helpful link from the Oklahoma State Election Board to find out.

Here are some links to various posts and additional resources about the primary candidates that you may find helpful.

Monday, August 22, 2022

State Election Board Offers Tips, Reminders for Oklahoma Voters

This information is very important for all registered voters, particularly since redistricting took effect this year:

State Election Board Offers Tips, Reminders for Oklahoma Voters

(Oklahoma City) – Voters head to the polls Tuesday for the runoff primary and several nonpartisan elections. The State Election Board offers these tips and reminders to Oklahoma voters ahead of the August 23 Election.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Lankford seeks to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions for illegal immigrants


Lankford, Marshall Seek to Prohibit Taxpayer Funded Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (August 17th) – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently introduced the No Taxpayer Funds for Illegal Alien Abortions Act to prohibit any employee or contractor with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) from transporting any illegal immigrant across state lines for the purpose of procuring an abortion.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Reps. Bice, Sherrill introduce bipartisan 'Protecting Families from Fertility Fraud Act'


Bice, Sherrill Introduce Bill in Response to "Our Father" Documentary

Washington, D.C. (August 17th) — After watching the Netflix documentary, "Our Father," Congresswoman Stephanie Bice (R-OK) and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) introduced H.R. 8600, the Protecting Families from Fertility Fraud Act. This legislation would establish a new federal crime for knowingly misrepresenting the nature or source of DNA used in assisted reproductive procedures and other fertility treatments. This new crime sets a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and includes fines and mandatory restitution to victims.

Lucas announces August town hall meetings in central Oklahoma


Congressman Lucas Announces August Town Hall Meetings in Central Oklahoma

Cheyenne, OK (August 17th) – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold town hall meetings in Creek, Osage, Kay, Pawnee, and Payne Counties on Monday, August 22nd and Tuesday, August 23rd. Residents around the locations are invited to attend and share their thoughts on current events in Washington, DC and across Oklahoma.

Endorsements and Recommendations for the GOP Runoff


Tuesday is the Oklahoma Runoff Election, and voters all across the state will be heading to the polls to decide nominees in many different races. Below are a few of my voting picks. I know I'm just a lowly blogger, but hopefully the information in this post will be helpful with your voting plans.

If you don't know where to vote, or want to see your sample ballot, use this helpful link from the Oklahoma State Election Board to find out. Early voting continues today (8am to 6pm) and tomorrow (8am to 2pm) at your county election board.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The disrupter we need in OKC: SD2 candidate Jarrin Jackson


One of the most competitive runoff elections coming up is in State Senate District 2, which covers the Claremore/Collinsville/Catoosa area, where Jarrin Jackson is facing off in this open seat against Ally Seifried. Seifried is the establishment pick, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in dark money flowing in on her behalf. Jackson, a West Point grad and retired Army Ranger, is an unabashed - and vocal - conservative.

I caught up with Jarrin Jackson earlier this week to talk about his candidacy.

School Freedom Fund slams Frix for supporting shocking CRT legislation


State Rep. Avery Frix, candidate in the 2nd Congressional District GOP runoff, voted for a shocking piece of legislation that is chock-full of Critical Race Theory. 

School Freedom Fund, a PAC operated by Club for Growth and supporting Josh Brecheen in the runoff, is running a new ad slamming Frix for voting with the Democrats in favor of the bill.

Clay Staires exposes dark money PAC in HD66

Dark money has become a scourge in Oklahoma politics.

Clay Staires, candidate for State House District 66, is one of the conservatives being opposed by big-money, Chamber-style, establishment dark money groups. Watch this 2-minute video he put out talking about the DC-based dark money attacking him (and other conservative candidates):

The Frontier traces dark money in CD2 race


Journalist Reese Gorman at The Frontier has a great article out tracing some of the "dark money" that has flooded into the 2nd Congressional District race this year: Super PACs are spending big on GOP candidates in Oklahoma’s open U.S. House and Senate races.

Humphrey considers legislation to support state's ranchers


Humphrey to Consider Legislation to Support State's Ranchers

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 17th) – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, today said he is considering proposing legislation that could be brought forward in the House's current special session to assist Oklahoma farmers and ranchers in the current drought.

Amber Integrated releases poll of statewide runoff races


Amber Integrated Releases Survey of Likely GOP Run-Off Election voters

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 17th) – The Oklahoma-based public affairs firm Amber Integrated has released a survey measuring attitudes about the current political environment held by Republican voters likely to vote in the August 23 run-off elections. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Dark Money: something stinks in House District 21 runoff

There's some funny business going on in the House District 21 runoff down in Bryan and Marshall counties. A dark money group operated by the Choctaw Nation is funneling huge amounts of last-minute money -- all on behalf of an individual who is not on the ballot. It appears that this may be an attempt to circumvent ethics rules on behalf of one of the runoff candidates.

McGuigan: Josh Brecheen – Right from the Git-Go

Patrick McGuigan, respected conservative journalist and inductee of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, is out with an editorial endorsing Josh Brecheen for Congress in the 2nd District runoff election. 

As a general rule, there is something to commend about both candidates in any given runoff election in Oklahoma. But not always.

Early Voting begins Thursday for runoff election


Early Voting Begins Thursday for Runoff Primary

(Oklahoma City, August 16th) – Early voting for the August 23 Runoff Primary begins Thursday for voters in all seventy-seven (77) counties. Early voting is available Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting will also be available Saturday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More left-wing, anti-Trump donors funding Frix for Congress


I posted on Thursday that an anti-Trump, pro-Clinton/Biden labor union is backing GOP candidate Frix in the 2nd Congressional district runoff election. 

As I dug into Frix's campaign donations, I discovered that this was not an isolated occurrance. 

Voters should ask: why is it that anti-Trump, pro-Clinton/pro-Biden donors are pointedly choosing Frix in the GOP runoff?

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Lankford bill simplifying disaster assistance application process advances to full Senate


Lankford Pushes Simplified Application Process for Federal Disaster Assistance through Committee to Full Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (August 16th) – A bill by Senator James Lankford (R-OK) along with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) to simplify the process to apply for federal disaster recovery aid has advanced in the Senate. The bill would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish a universal application across federal agencies for disaster survivors who are seeking federal assistance to recover from disasters. The bill was approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

Red River TV examines claims made by Avery Frix, dismantles the facade with truth


In a just-released special episode of Point Blank on Red River TV, host Janelle Batts took a look at several claims made by 2nd Congressional District candidate Avery Frix. His carefully crafted campaign fa├žade crumbles under the examination as the truth gets unearthed.

Gov. Stitt appoints Ken McQueen as Secretary of Energy and Environment


GOVERNOR STITT APPOINTS KEN MCQUEEN TO SECRETARY OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 15, 2022) – Governor Kevin Stitt announced the appointment of Ken McQueen to serve as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Energy and Environment following the resignation of Ken Wagner effective September 3, 2022.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

OK members of Congress blast Democrats' Inflation Expansion Act


Get ready for the onslaught of 87,000 new [some armed?] IRS agents, along with more inflation. Comments from each of Oklahoma's 5 U.S. Representatives on the appalling legislation below:

Friday, August 12, 2022

Small: What is a conservative?


What is a conservative?
By Jonathan Small

Polling consistently shows a strong share of Oklahoma voters identify as conservatives. Therefore, Republican candidates do as well, if for no other reason than political self-preservation.

But being conservative means more than checking off the pro-life and pro-Second Amendment boxes on a questionnaire, as important as those issues may be.

So, what is a conservative?

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Anti-Trump, pro-Clinton/Biden labor union backs Frix

UPDATE: More left-wing, anti-Trump donors funding Frix for Congress

On Wednesday, 2nd District GOP runoff candidate Avery Frix accepted a $5,000 maximum contribution from the UA Union Plumbers & Pipefitters Vote! Political Action Committee, an anti-Trump, pro-Obama, pro-Clinton, pro-Biden labor union with deep pockets for liberal candidates.

This PAC is a huge supporter of left-wing candidates, with 91%+ of their tens of millions of dollars in donations going to Democrats, and the remainder generally going to the most moderate Republicans in office.