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MuskogeePolitico:  Bartlesville School Board proposes $700M alternative to OEA’s $3.3B plan

MuskogeePolitico: Bartlesville School Board proposes $700M alternative to OEA’s $3.3B plan

Amid the talk of a statewide teacher walkout and/or suspension of public school operations over teacher pay and education funding, the Bartlesville Public Schools Board of Education has released a “compromise” plan that they feel is much more realistic…

Sooner Politics:  An Epic Solution To Oklahoma Education Woes

Sooner Politics: An Epic Solution To Oklahoma Education Woes

Oklahoma’s fastest growing public school district ​is also the least expensive to operate.   On Wednesday there will be about 2000 unique students, teachers, and families at the capitol. They are just a portion of the largest school field t…

MuskogeePolitico:  OK Baptists, Catholics support adoption protection bill

MuskogeePolitico: OK Baptists, Catholics support adoption protection bill

Baptist leaders champion Oklahoma adoption protection billOKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma State Senators are set to consider Senate Bill 1140 this week. The bill, which was authored by State Sen. Greg Treat, would codify religious liberty protections for faith-…

Signed by the Governor: Alabama Law will Help Encourage the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

Signed by the Governor: Alabama Law will Help Encourage the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 12, 2018) –  Last week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law exempting the sale of gold and silver bullion from state sales and use tax, encouraging its use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) introduced Senate Bill 156…

ROPE:  A Republish Of Our Review Of The First Annual Smart Start Oklahoma Conference from 2011

ROPE: A Republish Of Our Review Of The First Annual Smart Start Oklahoma Conference from 2011

A Review of the First Annual Smart Start Oklahoma Conference, “Champions for Change” – How Much More than the Already-Allotted Billions of Dollars Per Year Can “Champions” Justify Spending On Unproven Early Childhood Programming In Oklahoma?Editorial …

MuskogeePolitico:  Senate GOP pick Treat for Pro Tempore Designate

MuskogeePolitico: Senate GOP pick Treat for Pro Tempore Designate

Senate Republicans elect Greg Treat as Pro Tempore DesignateOKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Republicans on Monday unanimously elected Senator Greg Treat to lead their caucus and the Oklahoma Senate.Treat, R-Oklahoma City, was elected pro tem designate, meaning …

To the Governor: Kentucky Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drone Spying, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

To the Governor: Kentucky Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drone Spying, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 12, 2018) – On Friday, the Kentucky House gave final approval to a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. If signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the…

The Constitution Isn’t Silly Putty, Even Though They Treat it that Way

The Constitution Isn’t Silly Putty, Even Though They Treat it that Way

I loved playing with Silly Putty when I was a kid. My favorite Silly Putty activity involved pressing it onto newsprint. The putty would pick up whatever was underneath – creating a mirror image. I thought it was a hoot to press it on the Sunday comics and get a copy of Snoopy or Beetle…