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Wednesday, June 20th, 2018Last Update: Friday, June 1st, 2018 10:41:02 AM

Candidates File for Oklahoma Legislature

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

The candidate filing period for the Oklahoma Legislature this year was April 11-13. Oklahoma’s...Continued Inside...

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State Offices Attract Candidates

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

In non-presidential election years, the governors office, a host of secondary statewide offices, and...Continued Inside...

Federal Offices on 2018 Ballot

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

The U.S. Congress is composed of two chambers. Senators serve six-year terms with only a third of...Continued Inside...

Medical Marijuana State Question on June Ballot

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

There will be one state question on the June 26 primary election ballot. State Question 788 was the...Continued Inside...

March General Revenue Fund Collections Beat Estimate

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in March were $405.5 million and came in at $21.4 million, or...Continued Inside...

Efforts to Reopen Southwestern Bell Rate Case

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

Efforts to Reopen Southwestern Bell Rate Case Reach U.S. Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court is...Continued Inside...

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Oklahoma State Legislators Rated

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

The Oklahoma Constitution presents the 40th 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 fiscal...... Continued Inside...

Gov. Fallin Signs Massive Tax Increase

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

On March 29, Governor Mary Fallin signed a tax increase package to fund a pay raise for state government school teachers. The package provides a $6,100, or 16 percent, average pay raise for Oklahoma teachers. This is a very historic day in Oklahoma, said...... Continued Inside...

Special Elections for Legislature Come to an End

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

After an election on March 6, Special Elections for the Oklahoma Legislature are now complete. The Legislature is now near full strength for the first time since 2016. However, there are two vacant legislative seats, one in the House and one in the Senate...... Continued Inside...

In The Mail...
Letters to the Editor for Spring 2018
Constitution StaffSpring 2018

A Time of TroubleI can remember talking to an old man in my community about the trends he saw coming in our nation years ago when I was just a boy growing up west of Stilwell. Fortunately I had enough maturity to be willing to listen to someone who had...... Continued Inside...

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Tidbits for Spring 2018
Constitution Staff Spring 2018

2018 Oklahoma Conservative IndexWe will be publishing the 2018 Oklahoma Conservative Index, rating the members of the Oklahoma Legislature, in our summer edition as we have for the past 39 years. In election years before 2012, our summer edition was in...... Continued Inside...

Efforts to Reopen Southwestern Bell Rate Case

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

Efforts to Reopen Southwestern Bell Rate Case Reach U.S. Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the bribery refund applicants petition before the end of its term in early summer. The fight to return billions of dollars to Oklahoma...... Continued Inside...

March General Revenue Fund Collections Beat Estimate

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in March were $405.5 million and came in at $21.4 million, or 5.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $53.5 million, or 15.2 percent, above collections in March of 2017. Total collections over the...... Continued Inside...

Medical Marijuana State Question on June Ballot

Published: Spring 2018 By: Constitution Staff

There will be one state question on the June 26 primary election ballot. State Question 788 was the second effort by Oklahomans for Health to place a medical marijuana question before voters. The same group made an attempt two years earlier, but failed to...... Continued Inside...

Constitution Columnists

Tony Lauinger

Abortion: There Is No Silver Bullet
The right to life is a God-given right, and the lives of unborn children should be protected by law....

Steve Byas

Christians and Government
When I read the words of the Apostle Paul, in Romans 13:1-5, penned under the inspiration of the...

Steve Byas

The Teacher Strike
It was called a walkout, or perhaps even a protest, but make no mistake about it, it was a strike....

Richard Engle

A Cornett However...
I was at an event and got stuck talking to a musician. I am not musically inclined, so to make...

Randy Brogdon

Ending Abortion Is Possible by Ending Pro-life Policies
Since 1973 after the Supreme Court opinion Roe v Wade declared that abortion of an unborn baby was a...

Rep. Jason Murphey

My Criteria for Voting on Legislative Proposals
Consider the following statement one might hear if they stay around the capitol very long: If there...

John Michener

Voter Guide for Republican Gubernatorial Primary
After forty-five years of electing pro-life politicians who have promised to fight abortion, we find...

David Deming

Should We Surrender on Bump Stocks?
In the aftermath of the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas, the US Justice Department has...

Charlie Meadows

Have Republican Lawmakers Been Suckered
Since the elections of last November, most Republican lawmakers have been regurgitating the mantra...

Brandon Dutcher

New OU President Gallogly: We will not have waste on campus.
James Gallogly has been selected as the next president of the University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma...

Andrew K. Boyle

State Question 788 brings 420 to the 46th State
Finding Virtue in the Unvirtuous:State Question 788 brings 420 to the 46th stateState Question 788...

Theodore King

The Federal Page for Spring 2018
Jim Bridenstine, NASA AdministratorCongratulations to Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who was finally...

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