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.
Editor says TEA Party letter was unwarranted
Typically I'm not one to respond to letters to the editor. People have their opinions, I have mine and the world keeps spinning.
However, on Wednesday we printed a letter detailing a local TEA Party member's distaste for my article over the party's animosity toward the renewal of 3/4 cent sales tax that is up for vote Sept. 10.
Cost-cutting board ready to veto your doctor
A major section of Obamacare that requires employers to provide health insurance for their employees or pay a fine has been postponed until 2015, resulting in much confusion and controversy around the nation. But little attention has been paid to the president's most threatening weapon for cutting health care costs: the Independent Payment Advisory Board. It still remains, causing the administration fury when it's called a "death panel."
Weir reflects on month of June, tornado relief
We were busy the month of June continuing to lend a hand with the tornado relief efforts. Our Reserve Deputies also helped out at the Newcastle fireworks display and the Chickasha rodeo. We swore in six more Reserve Deputies taking our total number of Reserves now to twenty eight.
Perryman advocates mass transit
My first train ride was during the Vietnam War. It was a short ride from Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I remember that it was during the war because the train was also pulling a freight car transporting the body of an American soldier killed in southeast Asia.
Dorman takes talented youth to conference
I enjoy the reaction many people give when I tell them my vacation following the legislative session each year is to take twenty-five Oklahoma high school students to a YMCA-sponsored youth camp in North Carolina.
Dorman addresses insurance fears
I have been contacted by several constituents who have concerns about what will happen with several health programs, including insurance coverage, offered by the State of Oklahoma.
No one should fear speaking their mind
This country is severely politically polarized.
From a social and fiscal standpoint, region and demographic play a far more pivotal role than they ever have in our nation's history in regards to individual political litmus.
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