Any residual notion that Oklahoma's House Republicans are largely fiscal spending-cutters, may be evaporating, this month. Today there will be a special interest giveaway bill. It is rumored to actually cut taxes to the petroleum producers. We encourage all Oklahomans to make a daily call to their own Representative and senator. It is surprising just how few calls these legislators actually get from their own district constituents. I have heard legislators tell me that their key votes have been determined by sometimes just 4 constituent phone calls.
Osborne was elevated to the chairmanship of the budget in a deal made last summer between herself and Speaker-designate, Charles McCall. She had been challenging McCall for the opportunity to replace Jeff Hickman, who termed out of the legislature. It appears that McCall made a campaign promise to Osborne and likely will not remove her from the post regardless of her very unpopular strategy and liberal fiscal advocacy.
Sooner Politics highly recommends reading the daily reports of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) and Americans For Prosperity-OK (AFP-OK); on a daily basis. Additionally, the Trent England Radio Show is a production of OCPA. It is a live morning radio show on AM 1640 (The Eagle) and is available on the Tune In web app. Other key sources of up-to-the-minute tax bills are: Sooner Tea Party, Tulsa 912 Project, and Muskogee Politico. Sooner Politics carries the blog and podcast feeds from all of these sources, on our front page.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...