Tag Archives: Al McAffrey

Advocates: Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 decisions do not resolve gay-marriage battle (access required)

Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop have been together for more than 15 years. They celebrated their union in a commitment ceremony in Florida in 2000, but cannot be married in Oklahoma.

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New federal regs could hobble community banks, restrict customers’ access to loans, panel told (access required)

If there was a theme among speakers at Wednesday’s meeting of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, it was this: Community banks did not cause the U.S. financial meltdown or the fiscal difficulties plaguing many European nations—and they should not ...

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Runoffs set for eight legislative seats (access required)

Outcomes of many Oklahoma legislative races were settled after the close of filing in April—seven Senate districts and 54 House seats filled without opposition, plus the later assured reelection of Sen. Charles Wyrick when his general election opponent bowed out. ...

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Many state House races to be settled at primary (access required)

With 52 incumbent House members assured of reelection without opposition and two non-incumbents in the same politically enviable position, another 11 current state representatives drew only a single opponent—from their own party—and will learn at the June 26 primary whether ...

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(UPDATED) Rules panel passes State Election Board nominees on to full Senate—without Roth; McAffrey argues prejudice (access required)

UPDATE: The Senate later confirmed the State Election Board nominations in the following article.)   Four nominees to the State Election Board—two full-time members and two alternates—were recommended by the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday for consideration by the full Senate. ...

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