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Dank: New report shows that film rebate program is a ‘waste of taxpayer dollars’ (access required)

A new economic impact report from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce shows that the state’s film rebate program “is a bad deal for Oklahoma,” Rep. David Dank said Tuesday.

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Almost half of state House re-elected without opposition (access required)

Once again—the same thing happened two years ago—about half of the 101 members of the state House of Representatives drew no challengers during the three-day filing period that ended at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Election Filing 2014: Top of the ballot (access required)

Gov. Mary Fallin and a key Democratic challenger were among more than 300 Oklahomans to file for office Wednesday morning.

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Election Filing 2014: First ‘perennial’ (access required)

Just ran across the first perennial candidate of the day. Richard Prawdzienski of Edmond filed as an independent candidate against Republican Gov. Mary Fallin. Prawdzienski, 56, is retired from the U.S. Air Force. He has previously run for lieutenant governor, the state House and Senate and corporation commission. Why is he running for governor? “One of the big things is to get …

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Capitol week in review (March 31-April 4) (access required)

It’s not exactly an income tax-cut agreement or the Capitol repair plan, but a measure that has sparked more debate than most this session—particularly in the House—is now law.

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School storm shelter ballot proposal gains easy passage from Senate Rules Committee (access required)

A proposal favored by Gov. Mary Fallin to fund construction of school storm shelters by allowing school districts to increase their bonding capacity on a one-time basis gained a 13-3 vote in the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

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More than 25,000 educators, parents, students and others rally at Capitol for restoring education funding (access required)

“If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher.” That hand-lettered sign was one of thousands carried aloft by teachers and others who converged on the Capitol Monday morning, more than 25,000 strong by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s crowd estimate.

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Common Core battle continues: Repubs say they want Oklahoma standards developed by Oklahomans; Dems say Repubs are backtracking under pressure, say Fallin has ‘flip-flopped’ (access required)

The term “Common Core” has been expanded to include much more than just education standards, taking in assessments, curriculum and other issues, Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman said Thursday. “What our amendment in the Senate basically is doing is taking Common Core out of statute,” he said.

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Bill deleting Common Core, P.A.S.S. statutory references on way to Senate chamber (access required)

Sparking some emotional debate, a new version of HB 3399, which removes references to the Common Core education standards and the Priority Academic Student Skills (P.A.S.S.) standards from the Oklahoma Statutes, was approved by the Senate Education Committee Monday by a vote of 11-0.

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ACLU asks judge to require governor to turn over to The Lost Ogle documents relating to Affordable Care Act decisions (access required)

In a motion for summary judgment, on Monday attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union asked Oklahoma County District Judge Barbara Swinton to require Gov. Mary Fallin to release to The Lost Ogle documents the website is seeking through an open records request. Along with several news outlets, the site has asked for records having to do with the governor’s …

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