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Jan Lovell: 1934-2014 (access required)

We learned that Jan Lovell, who pioneered Capitol coverage for OETA, launching its “Legislative Week in Review” that was a must-watch for movers and shakers at 23rd and Lincoln, died this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Wright: Time to put a stop to biennial wrangle over OETA (access required)

In recent years an almost guaranteed combustion point in the legislature, particularly in the House, has been the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, which comes up for what is known as a “sunset” review every two years.

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Former OETA Tulsa studio is first property to be sold under state asset-reduction/cost-savings program (access required)

After a sealed-bid auction last month, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority’s former Tulsa studio is being sold for $130,000 as the first underutilized state property to be disposed of under a state asset-reduction/cost-savings program backed by House Speaker T.W. Shannon.

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A little quotable fun… (access required)

As the House adjourned following a short session on Monday, House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City, introduced his two young daughters, whom he identified as Sesame Street’s two biggest fans.

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Capitol week in review (March 11-15), Part 2: OETA safe for now? (access required)

After this week’s pitched battle in the House over the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, which resulted in the defeat of HB 2218 to phase out OETA’s state funding, it appears the public television network’s appropriation is safe for now.

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Do you like your ‘Big Bird’ original or extra-crispy? (access required)

He’s about eight-feet tall with bright yellow feathers, but a major Sesame Street character apparently has a lot of admirers in the state House—and by the end of one of the more passionate debates of a contentious week Thursday, he seemed to be in the catbird seat, so to speak. For a time, it did not appear so.

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Senate rules panel excises intent language from firearm, OETA funding cut measures (access required)

Two measures addressing firearm licenses and the Second Amendment were considerably lighter after they left the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday morning, after the panel deleted legislative intent language as authorized under a new rule.

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Is Big Bird safe? (access required)

Under a bill authored by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority would be authorized to develop a network on which daily legislative sessions could be viewed.

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OETA seeking 52.6 percent appropriation increase; new director declines to reveal foundation salary (access required)

The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, whose continued existence as a state-funded entity is opposed by some legislators, is requesting a 52.6 percent appropriation increase for FY 2013, part of which would be used for increased Capitol and legislative coverage.

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Working on … (access required)

The state veterans agency head outlines the department’s budget request for 2013, details changes in structure that were instituted following reports of abuse and neglect of  veterans at some facilities. State health commissioner Dr. Terry Cline tells budget panel what agency needs for upcoming fiscal year, outlines potential impact of federal sequestration on state health programs. OETA Executive Dan Schiedel presents the …

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