Representative Mary Fallin Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. State could fall to bottom in average teacher salariesRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2016 | Sequoyah County Times

    In South Dakota, one of two states with lower average teacher pay than Oklahoma, the Legislature in March approved a half-cent sales tax intended to boost salaries by thousands of dollars. By contrast, when Oklahoma legislators adjourned Friday, they left ambitions of higher salaries for teachers unfulfilled.

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  2. Group: Enough support to send justice reforms to votersRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2016 | Durant Daily Democrat

    Two proposals designed to control future growth in the Oklahoma prison population have received enough signatures to qualify for the state ballot, supporters said Thursday. Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform delivered more than 220,000 petition signatures Thursday to the Oklahoma secretary of state's office, which will verify the numbers.

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  3. No override of bill to stop abortion in OklahomaRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | Tulsa Beacon

    Republicans in the Oklahoma Senate prevented an override of Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of SB 1552, which would have made abortion a felony and would cost any doctor who performed an abortion his state license. Fallin ran for governor twice claiming to be "pro-life."

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  4. New state budget raises taxes while borrowing $325,000,000Read the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | Tulsa Beacon

    To avoid cutting public education and health care, the governor and state lawmakers plan to raise a host of taxes and borrow hundreds of millions of dollars. Faced with a $1.3 billion shortfall , the state will slightly increase common education funding in the next fiscal year.

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  5. Mystifying Fallin SB1552 veto; BOK finances abortion clinicRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | Tulsa Beacon

    On May 23, the morning "PC" radio show announced that Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, an Edmond Republican, had, after stalling the previous week, issued a veto on Senate Bill 1552. This bill, by my own State Senator, Nathan Dahm, would have made it a felony for any doctor to perform an abortion, except to save the life of the mother, and it would remove his medical certification in the state.

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  6. Group: Enough support to send 2 justice reforms to votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | SFGate

    Kris Steele, left, Chair of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, delivers petitions to Chris Benge, right, Oklahoma Secretary of State, to qualify State Questions 780 and 781 for the November ballot, in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 2, 2016. State Questions 780 and 781 would reduce the prison population.

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  7. Oklahoma Could Fall To Bottom In Average Teacher SalariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    In South Dakota, one of two states with lower average teacher pay than Oklahoma, the Legislature in March approved a half-cent sales tax intended to boost salaries by thousands of dollars. By contrast, when Oklahoma legislators adjourned Friday, they left ambitions of higher salaries for teachers unfulfilled.

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  8. Ayotte Amendments Are the Wrong Way to Address Drug AddictionRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2015 | FreedomWorks

    Government goes to those who show up. FreedomWorks makes it easy to hold your elected officials accountable in our fully interactive Action Center.

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  9. How Well Do Oklahoma Opt-Out Plans Serve Injured Workers? It Depends, Study SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Insurance Journal West

    A recent analysis of the workers' compensation "opt-out" system in Oklahoma concludes that employer-run plans for injured workers may offer benefits that are equal to or better than those provided by traditional workers' compensation as proponents suggest, but there are no guarantees that they will. The quality of any employer-run plan depends on the specifics contained in the individual plan, the study concludes.

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  10. Oklahoma bill would allow devices to catch uninsured driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    A bill awaiting Gov. Mary Fallin's signature would authorize Oklahoma district attorneys and law enforcement agencies to contract for the use of cameras and automated license plate readers to enforce the state's compulsory insurance law. The Oklahoman reports that the bill recently passed the state House of Representatives on a 52-39 vote, its final step before going to the governor.

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  11. State sending cash to companies that pay no income taxRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2016 | Sequoyah County Times

    Some state lawmakers justified their decision to curtail a tax credit for the working poor by declaring that the state shouldn't be subsidizing people who owe no income taxes in the first place. But the state has several tax breaks on the books that do essentially the same thing for businesses.

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  12. Oklahoma Legislature Approves Budget With No Ad TaxRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2016 | Advertiser

    The Oklahoma Legislature passed a budget last Friday which does not include any tax on advertising! Earlier this spring, Governor Mary Fallin had proposed eliminating a number of sales tax exemptions, including the exemption for advertising, in order to resolve a potential budget shortfall of nearly $1.3 billion for FY2017. The legislature cut overall state spending by 5 percent and used "rainy day" funds and other "one-time money" to cover part of the budget shortfall.

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  13. Oklahoma lawmakers move toward reducing high school testingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | Education Week

    Oklahoma lawmakers have moved forward in eliminating some mandated high school exams during a time in which educators are frustrated by state budget cuts. The Oklahoman reports that schools across Oklahoma were asking for testing reductions before the Legislature approved a bill Thursday that would remove the seven end-of-instruction exams high school students are required to take in order to graduate.

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  14. Oklahoma Closes Historic Budget GapRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | Tax Foundation

    Facing a $1.3 billion shortage in the next year's state budget-the largest gap in Oklahoma's history-the Oklahoma legislature wrapped up its regular session last week with the passage of a $6.8 billion budget. The budget appropriates 5 percent less than the previous year, and leaves a remaining $360 million gap in the budget.

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  15. Oklahoma Sending Cash To Companies That Pay No Income TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | News9 Oklahoma City

    Some state lawmakers justified their decision to curtail a tax credit for the working poor by declaring that the state shouldn't be subsidizing people who owe no income taxes in the first place. But the state has several tax breaks on the books that do essentially the same thing for businesses.

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  16. Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapersRead the original story

    May 31, 2016 | Washington Times

    The state budget deal announced at the state Capitol on Tuesday and accepted by the Legislature over the course of the week isn't good enough. The $6.77 billion appropriation plan might have avoided the absolutely worst scenario - a massive Medicaid rate reduction that would have imploded the state health-care system - but it solved few problems, perpetuated others and left hundreds of millions of dollars on the table unused.

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  17. The Hill: Kasich, Christie, Gingrich Possible Trump VPsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | News Max

    Donald Trump's top 10 vice presidential picks likely include influential lawmakers, a few governors and a former primary rival, according to The Hill . Citing unnamed sources, the political news outlet reports even though an announcement from the presumptive nominee about his running mate is probably still weeks away, speculation is coalescing around the following 10 GOP heavyweights: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose national profile, experience and popularity in an important swing state, and federal budget and armed services acumen are prime assets, though he told CNN last month he's not inclined to aspire to being Trump's No.

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  18. Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill expanding strong beer, wine salesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | The Hastings Tribune

    Oklahomans will decide whether to expand access to alcohol in the state and permit cold strong beer and wine to be sold in grocery and convenience stores under legislation state lawmakers approved Thursday.

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  19. Two alcohol bills pass Oklahoma LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Two alcohol bills passed the state Legislature Thursday One sets the framework of the sale of cold wine, beer in grocery stores. The other allows brewers to sell beer onsite.

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  20. Just FoolishnessRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Tecumseh Countywide News

    The Oklahoma Legislature, firmly controlled by her own Republican Party, painted Gov. Mary Fallin into a 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' corner when it approved a hardline abortion bill that had absolutely no chance of surviving a federal court challenge. The governor did the right thing.

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