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Fallin turns to fellow candidates for support (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who is in an increasingly tight race for re-election, is partnering with other popular Republican politicians as she hits the campaign trail ahead of the November election.

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Review on Oklahoma’s execution protocols due soon (access required)

(Associated Press) — The governor’s office says a report examining Oklahoma’s execution protocols after the botched lethal injection of an inmate four months ago could be issued next week.

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State loses No Child Left Behind waiver; Barresi says federal denial means that 90 percent of schools will have to spend federal funds on improvement programs (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report Federal officials notified the State Department of Education Thursday that Oklahoma’s waiver from 13 No Child Left Behind regulations will not be extended because the state did not obtain an assessment from higher education officials that state standards are college- and career-ready.

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$100 million rail-crossing safety initiative launched by state to address deficiencies in more than 300 crossings (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report In 2013, eight people were killed and 13 injured in accidents at rail line crossings in Oklahoma, up to two-thirds of which lack flashing lights, gates and cross arms. To address the problem, Oklahoma is launching a $100 million rail-crossing safety initiative. It will be funded with $75 million in …

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Authority takes first steps in $120 million bond plan to repair, upgrade Capitol building (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report Chaired by Gov. Mary Fallin, members of the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority voted Monday to allow the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to spend up to $750,000 for preliminary architectural, engineering and design work on plans to repair the crumbling Capitol building and upgrade its aging plumbing and electrical …

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NJ Gov. Christie visits OKC with Gov. Fallin (access required)

By Tim Talley Associated Press Republican Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum on Wednesday in a visit that Fallin’s Democratic challenger in the Nov. 4 general election said politicized the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

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Heating up: Dorman raises more money than Fallin in latest report (access required)

By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman raised $43,000 more in campaign funds this summer than his opponent, Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, new campaign reports show.

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Fire departments, schools again in line for surplus DOD equipment (access required)

(JRLR) Surplus equipment programs shut down earlier this year due to disagreement over the application of federal air pollution regulations to certain military engines is being fully restored, drawing praise from Oklahoma officials on Thursday.

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(UPDATED) Fallin announces support for medical use of marijuana oil (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday that she will ask the legislature to work with her next year in support of a state law legalizing medicinal cannabidiol oil (CBD), which comes from the cannabis plant.

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Anatomy of a political decision (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report The 100 pages of emails and other documents released Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin outline the political considerations behind the governor’s two-pronged decision not to establish a state health insurance exchange or expand the state’s Medicaid program to cover more Oklahomans.

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