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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to deliver the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.  A handful of Senators queried Yellen as to the lack of diversity among both the Fed staff and the members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Here,…

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The Oklahoma Constitution - square buttonThe Oklahoma Constitution presents the 38th annual Oklahoma Conservative Index, rating our state legislators. Members of each house of the Oklahoma Legislature were rated on ten key votes. A favorable vote on these issues represents a belief in limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise, constitutional government, and traditional standards.

After taking suggestions from conservatives leaders, the staff of the Oklahoma Constitution submitted bills to a vote of the membership of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) for recommendations of the ten key votes.

Read more via The Oklahoma Constitution – The 2016 Oklahoma Conservative Index – Special Election Edition

If you haven’t heard much from me on these pages of late, it’s because I spent most of the last two weeks traveling back and forth, and so had little time for blogging. I did, however, participate in some interesting events while I was away.  The first of these was…

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Russ Roberts interviewed David Beckworth at the Cato Institute Thursday, May 19th, for a “recorded live” edition of his podcast series, EconTalk.  The final version of the podcast, along with video, was recently released.  Beckworth and Roberts mostly discussed the Fed and the Great Recession.  Towards the end of the conversation,…

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Murphey Press RoomAS the summer of 2015 rolled along, SoonerPolitics contacted Rep. Jason Murphey to congratulate him on once again attaining the highest score in the Oklahoma Constitution’s conservative Index.
 
  We talked about the budget and the philosophy guiding his voting.

  He made a dire warning that the 2016 budget would lack about a billion dollars in funding. He had the same access to the same facts that every other legislator has. Yet he was about the only one warning us.

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Featured on OKGrassroots – Rep. Murphey’s Prophetic Warning of 2015 Budget

So Governor Fallin (Bloody Mary) vetoed legislation today which would have made it a felony for a doctor to murder an unborn baby, vetoed a bill which would have allowed property owners day or night to kill feral hogs and vetoed a gun rights bill. Bloody Mary values the lives of wild pigs over innocent unborn children.

If Oklahoma is the Reddest state in the nation, it’s not because of a Republican Super Majority it’s due to the blood of innocent unborn children!
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So Governor Fallin (Bloody Mary) vetoed legislation today which would have made it a felony for a doctor to murder an unborn baby, vetoed a bill which would have allowed property owners day or night to kill feral hogs and vetoed a gun rights bill. Bloody Mary values the lives of wild pigs over innocent unborn children.

If Oklahoma is the Reddest state in the nation, it’s not because of a Republican Super Majority it’s due to the blood of innocent unborn children!
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Oklahoma: A Prayer For Legislators

Praying for the Nation

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Heavenly Father,
We pray for wisdom upon our legislators, especially this week.
Give them insight, clarity, and courage to stand upon their convictions.
Guard them from the corrupting influences surrounding them.
Energize them to complete their work.
Bless their families back home and help us to find your solutions for a better Oklahoma.

 

Senate President Defends ProLife Bill

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Bingman Defends Nathan Dahm’s Pro-Life Bill

PicturePictureSenate President Brian Bingman – photo credit: CapitolBeatOK (Right)

Senator Nathan Dahm – Broken Arrow (Left)

As far as the abortion bill, Bingman said he is pro-life and that the bill’s passage was meant to be more than just a message, despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure in 1973.

“The Supreme Court shouldn’t be meddling in states’ rights affairs. It’s a constant battle,” he said. “The majority of Oklahomans are conservative and pro-life. That unborn child has rights, too. We want to do everything we can to protect that.”

Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the bill Friday, saying it was unconstitutional.

 

Read the full story in the Tulsa World…

 

Sales Tax Waivers For Google Venders

Senator Clarke Jolley just pushed through an amendment to SB1282 which will exempt a Google vender from paying sales tax on paper purchased from out-of-state, for production.

At a time when citizens are being pressed to pay sales tax on items bought…