Who do you support for Governor in Ok...
Herman

Greenbrier, AR

#2511 Apr 15, 2014
Joyce wrote:
Vote For Joe
Get rid of the Contemptible Seditious Adulterous Ho who is a bad influence on the Okie teenager.
Is there an Independent running so I can throw away my vote?
Mary

Greenbrier, AR

#2512 Apr 15, 2014
Since Okies are their own worst enemy and like to degrade themselves and suffer----

""Vote for the Contemptible Seditious Adulterous Ho who is a bad influence on the Okie teenager"".
teeny

Weatherford, OK

#2513 Apr 15, 2014
Matress Mary
Hermit

Sherwood, AR

#2514 Apr 16, 2014
teeny wrote:
Matress Mary
The gov of Okie land carries a mattress around on her back.
Mary Fallin

United States

#2515 Apr 16, 2014
LET THEM EAT CAKE!!
Mary Fallin

United States

#2516 Apr 16, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)— Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Supporters say the measure would prevent a hodgepodge of minimum wages in different parts of the state, while opponents say decisions about the wages should be left up to individual communities.

Those against the bill also say it specifically targets Oklahoma City, where an initiative is underway to establish a citywide minimum wage higher than the current federal minimum wage. Organizers have been gathering signatures to support raising the city's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

David Slain, the lawyer who wrote the initiative petition for Oklahoma City, said it disappoints him that the Legislature "would vote in such a way to take the right of the people to decide minimum wage." He said those collecting signatures will continue to do so through their grass-roots efforts with hopes of getting 4,000 by the end of April. They would need to collect 80,000 signatures to bring the initiative to a statewide vote.

The bill passed the House on Tuesday.

Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond, who carried the bill in the House, said the measure creates "safeguards that protect small businesses and consumers."

"This bill provides a level playing field for all municipalities in Oklahoma," Grau said. "An artificial raise in the minimum wage could derail local economies in a matter of months. This is a fair measure for consumers, workers and small business owners."

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, the Senate co-author of the measure, said it provides a safer business environment that will allow Oklahoma to remain economically competitive and see continued job growth.

"With the country just exiting the Great Recession and many businesses struggling to get by, it is imperative that these decisions be made at the state level and follow the compliance with the federal wage requirements," Newberry said.

The federal minimum wage hike would bring the minimum wage across the nation to $10.10 an hour. An increase to the federal minimum wage is one of the main issues currently being pushed by President Barack Obama.

Gov. Fallin had said previously she opposed raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour because she was "concerned that it would destroy jobs, and especially small business owners can't afford to increase their minimum wage."

After the governor signed the minimum wage hike ban, her office released a statement saying raising the wage is not a path to bring people out of poverty despite advocates' suggestion that it is.

"Most minimum-wage workers are young, single people working part-time or entry-level jobs," Fallin said. "Many are high school or college students living with their parents in middle-class families.

"Mandating an increase in the minimum wage would require businesses to fire many of those part-time workers. It would create a hardship for small business owners, stifle job creation and increase costs for consumers," she said. "And it would do all of these things without even addressing the goal of reducing poverty."

Fallin signed three other bills Monday dealing with tax credits for banking institutions, public investments, and membership of the Alarm and Locksmith Industry Committee.

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Online:

Senate Bill 1023: http://bit.ly/1n7aB9x
Mary Fall in

United States

#2517 Apr 16, 2014
Vote For Joe

Get rid of the Contemptible Seditious Adulterous Ho who is a bad influence on the Okie teenager.
Joyce

United States

#2518 Apr 16, 2014
Oklahoma in itself needs a COST OF LIVING raise, for EVERYONE. People cannot keep on as it is when there's hikes to insurance, healthcare, gas, groceries, utilities, taxes and other surplus goods. Sadly right now Oklahoma is the third state in the nation with the highest amount of minimum wage workers, not because they're lazy or bad, but because that's all that has become available, even college graduates and those with certificates are just grasping for any job at present.
Duke

United States

#2519 Apr 16, 2014
Raise the minimun wage
Duke

United States

#2520 Apr 16, 2014
Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill banning minimum wage hikes, says increases threaten small businesses

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)— Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Supporters say the measure would prevent a hodgepodge of minimum wages in different parts of the state, while opponents say decisions about the wages should be left up to individual communities.

Those against the bill also say it specifically targets Oklahoma City, where an initiative is underway to establish a citywide minimum wage higher than the current federal minimum wage. Organizers have been gathering signatures to support raising the city's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

David Slain, the lawyer who wrote the initiative petition for Oklahoma City, said it disappoints him that the Legislature "would vote in such a way to take the right of the people to decide minimum wage." He said those collecting signatures will continue to do so through their grass-roots efforts with hopes of getting 4,000 by the end of April. They would need to collect 80,000 signatures to bring the initiative to a statewide vote.

The bill passed the House on Tuesday.

Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond, who carried the bill in the House, said the measure creates "safeguards that protect small businesses and consumers."

"This bill provides a level playing field for all municipalities in Oklahoma," Grau said. "An artificial raise in the minimum wage could derail local economies in a matter of months. This is a fair measure for consumers, workers and small business owners."

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, the Senate co-author of the measure, said it provides a safer business environment that will allow Oklahoma to remain economically competitive and see continued job growth.

"With the country just exiting the Great Recession and many businesses struggling to get by, it is imperative that these decisions be made at the state level and follow the compliance with the federal wage requirements," Newberry said.

The federal minimum wage hike would bring the minimum wage across the nation to $10.10 an hour. An increase to the federal minimum wage is one of the main issues currently being pushed by President Barack Obama.

Gov. Fallin had said previously she opposed raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour because she was "concerned that it would destroy jobs, and especially small business owners can't afford to increase their minimum wage."

After the governor signed the minimum wage hike ban, her office released a statement saying raising the wage is not a path to bring people out of poverty despite advocates' suggestion that it is.

"Most minimum-wage workers are young, single people working part-time or entry-level jobs," Fallin said. "Many are high school or college students living with their parents in middle-class families.

"Mandating an increase in the minimum wage would require businesses to fire many of those part-time workers. It would create a hardship for small business owners, stifle job creation and increase costs for consumers," she said. "And it would do all of these things without even addressing the goal of reducing poverty."

Fallin signed three other bills Monday dealing with tax credits for banking institutions, public investments, and membership of the Alarm and Locksmith Industry Committee.

___

Online:

Senate Bill 1023: http://bit.ly/1n7aB9x
Jesse

United States

#2521 Apr 16, 2014
Senate, House pass legislation to raise salaries for Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)-- The Oklahoma House has given final passage to legislation to raise the salaries of Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers.

The House voted 94-0 without debate Tuesday and sent the bill to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed into law. The measure was previously approved by the state Senate.

The bill by Rep. Scott Martin of Norman provides for an across-the-board pay raise for troopers and is based on the recommendations of a recent study on state employee compensation.

That study shows troopers should receive a pay raise of between 14 percent and 20 percent. Officials say the bill would cost about $8.5 million annually when fully implemented.

A starting trooper is currently paid about $38,000 a year. Trooper salaries haven't been increased in seven years.
Joyce

United States

#2522 Apr 16, 2014
School teachers haven't had a pay rais in eight years!!!!!!!!!
Dr Jones

United States

#2523 Apr 16, 2014
"Let them eat cake" rally allows Dorman to tweak Fallin's cruel indifference towards working poor

"Marie Antoinette" holds a delicious gift for Gov. Mary Fallin as Joe Dorman and Cathy Cummings - Democratic governor and lieutenant governor candidates, respectively - address the media and minimum-wage supporters Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY – With a little help from a cake-wielding woman dressed as frivolous and extravagant French monarch Marie Antoinette, gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman drove his point home Wednesday as he accused Gov. Mary Fallin of essentially following Marie Antoinette’s contemptuous suggestion to the struggling French masses of the 18th century:“let them eat cake.”

And yes. A gift in the form of a cake was on hand to be presented to the Republican governor. It even had her name on it.

Dorman, accompanied by other leading Democrats including lieutenant governor candidate Cathy Cummings, Oklahoma Democratic Chairman Wallace Collins and others, made the point outside the Governor’s Mansion. The reason? It is because Mary Fallin signed a bill this week preventing cities across the state from establishing a mandatory minimum wage and employee benefits, while still signing bills providing for more “corporate welfare” and tax credits for the wealthy.

“Municipalities and counties will now be unable to raise their minimum wage beyond the state and federal level,” said Dorman.“We hear talk about local control and overregulation from the federal government on the states time and time again from this legislature, but on Monday, they showed their hypocrisy by signing into law legislation that would prohibit cities and counties from providing the opportunity of citizens to seek a higher minimum wage in Oklahoma.”

Offering some salient statistics, Dorman said Oklahoma has an exceedingly high number of working people working at or below the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and that number is rising.

“Of the 64,000 Oklahomans earning the minimum wage, 58 percent are women and many of them are single-parent mothers trying to make ends meet to provide for their children,” Dorman said, adding,“One-in-four children in Oklahoma go to bed hungry every single night.”

And this is noted in addition to the fact, Dorman said, that “forty-nine percent of households in Oklahoma are in a perpetual state of ‘financial insecurity.’”

But other states have weighed their options and felt that a higher minimum wage would actually help both employers and workers.

Dorman noted the case of Washington State, which, in 1998, voted to raise the minimum wage there while linking it to the cost of living,

“In the 15 years since, Washington’s minimum wage climbed to $9.32 an hour, the highest in the country,” Dorman said.
Dr Jones

United States

#2524 Apr 16, 2014
Did it hurt businesses and create “hardship for small business owners, stifle job creation and increase costs for consumers,” as Fallin said after she approved of the bill preventing a higher minimum wage via citizen-led initiative petition?

No, Dorman said. Payrolls increased by 20 percent and jobs actually increased in the Evergreen State.

“And just like we have seen from history, a person that claimed ‘let them eat cake,’ we have a governor here who is turning her back on the poor citizens, the working-class citizens of Oklahoma,” Dorman said, right before Cummings introduced a powder-coiffed “Marie Antoinette” and her cake.

And offering a short history lesson, Dorman noted that Marie Antoinette – like Mary Fallin – had a contemptuous attitude towards the needs of France’s working poor who were merely trying to get enough bread to feed their families in pre-revolutionary France.

“We are facing the same problems with a stagnant economy and citizens of Oklahoma not having the opportunity to earn a true, living wage to provide for their families, often seeing Oklahomans working two and three jobs, Dorman said, noting the cake that said “Let them eat cake, Mary Fallin.”

Continuing, Dorman said:“This cake is symbolic of what we are seeing in Oklahoma and we want to remind Mary Fallin that the citizens will not stand for this. Marie Antoinette was the last of the monarchs in France. Mary Fallin must remember that our citizens must have more. They need the opportunity to earn a living wage and provide for their families.”

Mark Faulk, an activist, filmmaker and House 88 candidate told Red Dirt Report that Mary Fallin and the Republicans used American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation and that the new law is likely unconstitutional.

Faulk added that the new law – which favors big business over the will of the people – was done in order to circumvent the wishes of working folks who simply want a decent, living wage in Oklahoma.

“It’s clear that (Fallin) has sold out,” Faulk said.“It’s clear that it’s an assault on the workers of Oklahoma. It’s an assault on the women of Oklahoma and an assault on the children and families in Oklahoma. This is a slap in the face of every citizen in our state.”

“I think it’s only a matter of time before the people of Oklahoma are entirely fed up with what is going on in our state,” Faulk said.“They’re there. What we have to do now is inspire them and empower them and incite them into really seeking change.

Later, while doing media interviews, Dorman demanded that Fallin quit “making Oklahoma the laughingstock of the United States.”

“Time and again she has implemented policies that have made national news that embarrass us,” he said.“It makes it much more difficult to attract those companies that would move here and provide jobs for citizens when she does things that are embarrassing like this.”

Red Dirt Report asked more about the original citizen’s petition. Dorman said there may be different options, legislatively speaking, in addressing Fallin’s shrewd circumvention of the petition push. Fallin’s campaign, Dorman said, has not responded to any of his criticisms or questions so far and continues to dodge the media.

Meanwhile, attorney David Slane, who is helping the Central Oklahoma Labor Federation in pushing for a higher minimum wage via the citizen-led initiative petition, said they are now looking at all their options, including a legal constitutional challenge to this new law or possibly going forward with a statewide initiative petition, so they can “undo what the governor has done with this bill.”
Jenks

United States

#2525 Apr 16, 2014
Thanks for the story . Fallin is such a failure.
Depensey

United States

#2526 Apr 16, 2014
Dorman officially files to be next governor; vows to represent "all Oklahomans"

OKLAHOMA CITY – Under the shade of a pine tree on a beautiful spring day, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman closed his eyes and held out his hands as Kiowa tribal member Warren Queton of Blanchard, using cedar smoke and a traditional prayer, blessed the candidate and the opening of his Oklahoma City campaign headquarters.

It was a uniquely Oklahoma experience, and Dorman, dressed in a yellow button-down campaign shirt and wearing his trademark smile, listened as Queton told Dorman’s friends, family and supporters that the Native American blessing was one made in hopes of a “safe journey.”

“And he is going on a journey – to the governor’s mansion,” Queton said, standing outside the old Fire Station #3 on Hudson Avenue where the headquarters is located.

“I will work to bring true bi-partisan leadership in the governor’s office,” said Dorman, who arrived at the HQ aboard a vintage fire truck from Lawton.

Earlier in the day, the Rush Springs native and state representative had officially filed his candidacy in hopes of defeating Republican Gov. Mary Fallin and becoming Oklahoma’s 28th governor by emphasizing his desire to “be a governor for all Oklahomans,” not just the special interests that seek to control all aspects of state government.

And receiving a prayer and blessing from the Rev. James Greenwood and endorsements from state legislators including Democrats David Perryman and Eric Proctor, Dorman – sleeves literally “rolled up”– graciously accepted their kind words and support.

“(Joe Dorman) is someone who will place people before politics,” said Proctor, a charismatic Democrat from Tulsa’s northeast side.

Dorman, a proud Oklahoman, laid out the issues that he intends to highlight and fight for on the campaign trail and also when he is elected governor: education, jobs and the economy, health care, infrastructure, public safety and transparency in government.

A Gov. Joe Dorman would end the “secret meetings, open-records violations and sweetheart deals” that have cropped up during Fallin’s tenure in office, Dorman said.

Dorman said a balanced budget would be a high priority, teachers would be “respected” and given the tools they need in the classroom, and the mentally ill would receive the proper care they deserve. He would also work towards reducing the state’s high incarceration rate and work towards protecting pensions.

And back to the top issue of education: Dorman stated that it is time to address the problem of overcrowded classrooms and the unnecessary high-stakes testing that has become so common these days.

“Mary Fallin’s one-size-fits-all education system with national standards and red tape, while at the same time slashing budgets does not work for Oklahomans,” Dorman said in a later statement.

And with the issue of education comes one issue Dorman is really passionate about – storm shelters for schools and his support of the Take Shelter Oklahoma program.

And despite last year’s deadly tornado in Moore, more than half-a-million Oklahoma school children remain unprotected without a safe room or a storm shelter as we head into a new storm season.

“The ridiculous politics surrounding schoolchildren has to stop,” Dorman said in all seriousness.

Continuing, Dorman said,“It’s time we are again joined together to make this state great for all, not just for a chosen few.”
Indian

United States

#2527 Apr 16, 2014
'll be watching this one. As an American Indian he already has an advantage with me. In a state where the current Governor wants nothing to do with the large American Indian population unless she can use it to sell something we need a voice for all citizens, but even more so for the American Indian population that is generally ignored. Our quest, as American Indians, should be to make sure all tribes push to have their tribal members register to vote and then go exercise their right.
Indian

Conway, AR

#2529 Apr 18, 2014
Did the present governor support Dustin Brown in his quest to keep his daughter after an unlawful adoption?

No, She supported the rich rethugs from South Carolina and this is one reason why

NO indian should vote for this sorry excuse for a governor.
Loco Chick

United States

#2530 Apr 18, 2014
Indian wrote:
Did the present govgernor support Dustin Brown in his quest to keep his daughter after an unlawful adoption?
No, She supported the rich rethugs from South Carolina and this is one reason why
NO indian should vote for this sorry excuse for a governor.
go back to India if you dont like it around here.
Joyce

Mantachie, MS

#2531 Apr 19, 2014
EDMOND, Okla.- It appears that Governor Mary Fallin finally has a challenger in the Republican primary. Liberty activist Dax Ewbank recently filed to compete for the state’s top office against Queen Mary. He made national news last year when he was recorded reprimanding Congressman James Lankford on his support of NSA surveillance programs.

Ewbank has a business degree from Oklahoma State University and is a former pastor. He resides in Guthrie, Oklahoma with his wife and seven children.

He is running a purely grassroots campaign to oust Fallin and has asked that people not donate to his campaign because he believes people can spend their money in better ways.

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