Tax Credits, Tort Reform and Tea in Boston Harbor for the Common Good
On December 16, 1773, One hundred sixteen men, several of whom were dressed as members of the Mohawk tribe, threw 342 chests full of tea into Boston Harbor.
Dorman looks toward special session
The call for the Special Session has legislators preparing to go back to the Oklahoma State Capitol next Tuesday. I have seen several members in their offices working on various issues, but the call by Governor Mary Fallin will only deal with the aspects of the Tort Reform legislation passed in 2009 and subsequently amended.
Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon
“A child arrived just the other day, came to the world in the usual way,” so says the first few chords of “Cats in the Cradle”, the 1974 Number 1 Hit song by Harry Chapin. Since that time, the song has been performed by such notables as Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce and many more.
Dorman reflects on work outside of office
Occasionally, I hear comments about how legislators only work four months out of the year. I have to laugh at this a little and respond that I wish someone would tell me which eight months I have off.
- Cole to Host Town Hall Meeting in Chickasha
Defending the people’s law For the Common Good
Personal integrity is the benchmark of a commitment made and delivered. Such integrity is the same today as it was on an August day nearly 2,500 years ago. The location is Thermopylae, the “hot gates”, a narrow pass between the Aegean Sea and central Greece. The year is 480 B.C. and a young King of Sparta, Leonidas I, saw the urgent need to protect his homeland against the onslaught of the Persian Army.
No easy path for divided GOP in Obamacare fight
The move to defund Obamacare has been slow to gather support in the Senate. Really slow.
Dorman looks at special session
Governor Fallin issued an executive order calling the legislature into special session on Monday, September 3 to address a law which was stricken down by the Supreme Court. This law dealt with modifying lawsuit reform in Oklahoma.
Having a plan, but not a clue is not For the Common Good
Learning where our real fortune lies is often a painful experience. A fair amount of truth exists in the taglines of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’ the 2000 movie about three stumblebum convicts who escape from a penitentiary in a southern state in the 1930’s.
Dorman prepares for special session
The rumors around the Oklahoma State Capitol are picking up steam with Governor Fallin the Republican leadership polling their members on when they would prefer to come back for a special session on tort reform.
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