The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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OK 2012 Archives

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Oklahoma Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

Oklahoma City gun retailers surge in sales (The Oklahoman, 12/28/12)
Judge rejects Planned Parenthood motion on WIC contract (Tulsa World, 12/25/12)
Oklahoma senator’s bill targets controversial UN Agenda 21 plan (Tulsa World, 12/24/12)
Federal judge turns down Planned Parenthood challenge (Tulsa World, 12/24/12)
Health-law battle may play out in Muskogee (Tulsa World, 12/22/12)
Donna L. Anderson, Democrat, to run for state superintendent (Tulsa World, 12/22/12)
Federal immigration reforms impact state little (Tulsa World, 12/22/12)
Gary Ridely to retire as head of Okla. Turnpike Authority, ODOT (Tulsa World, 12/22/12)
State officials say split with Planned Parenthood not related to political pressure (Tulsa World,12/21/12)
Democrat to challenge Barresi in 2014 (Tulsa World, 12/21/12)
Gov. Fallin releases reports on government transparency (Tulsa World, 12/21/12)
Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin expected to have $7 billion for budget (The Oklahoman, 12/20/12)
Oklahoma has more money for 2014; oil and gas producers get breaks (The Oklahoman, 12/20/12)
State budget for fiscal year 2014 projected to increase by $214 million (Tulsa World, 12/20/12)
A billion here, and a billion there: Government revenue grows, but big tax cut unlikely(CapitolBeatOK, 12/20/12)
Planned Parenthood seeks injunction in Oklahoma court (AP, 12/20/12)
Fallin hints at budget priorities, education and tax reduction (The Oklahoman, 12/20/12)
State budget for fiscal year 2014 projected to increase by $214 million (Tulsa World, 12/20/12)
Fallin encourages school officials to train with Homeland Security (Fox23, 12/19/12)
State will have more to spend next fiscal year (Tulsa World, 12/19/12)
Chamber says ‘best practices’ report can guide state economic development (CapitolBeatOK, 12/18/12)
Gov. Fallin looks at options to reduce uninsured Oklahomans (Tulsa World, 12/18/12)
Two state lawmakers say teachers should be armed (Tulsa World, 12/17/12)
New Oklahoma House speaker faces challenges within own party (The Oklahoman, 12/17/12)
Oklahoma House Democrats will be relevant, minority leader says (The Oklahoman, 12/17/12)
State emails reveal behind-the-scenes discussion of school report cards (Tulsa World, 12/16/12)
COMMENTARY: Sweet deal for oil producers costs state dearly (Tulsa World, 12/16/12)
Okla. House speaker promises Medicaid, tax reform (Tulsa World, 12/15/12)
Incoming Oklahoma House speaker drawing national attention (The Oklahoman, 12/15/12)
OPINION: Fallin should be transparent (Muskogee Phoenix, 12/15/12)
OPINION: Fallin, legislators should proceed with caution on cutting state income taxes (Enid News & Eagle, 12/14/12)
Bribery trial of former Oklahoma lawmakers to advance after delay (The Oklahoman, 12/14/12)
Fallin favors OKC area in appointments, study shows (Tulsa World, 12/14/12)
OK Speaker Shannon favors opt-out option on workers comp (Tulsa World, 12/14/12)
Guest worker permit bill planned in Oklahoma (AP, 12/14/12)
Oklahoma has company in struggle to control economic incentives (Tulsa World, 12/14/12)
New Oklahoma House speaker adds states’ rights panel (AP, 12/13/12)
Natural gas vehicle fleets for local governments pushed by Fallin (Tulsa World, 12/13/12)
Fallin defends ‘executive decision’ in withholding records (Tulsa World, 12/13/12)
A layman’s journey through Oklahoma’s right-to-work data (CapitolBeatOK, 12/12/12)
COMMENTARY: Right to work transformed Oklahoma, and can do the same for Michigan(CapitolBeatOK, 12/11/12)
Gov. Fallin orders Cabinet to find examples of govt transparency (Tulsa World, 12/11/12)
Oklahoma Senate leaders dole out committee posts (AP, 12/11/12)
Shawnee dentist quits state health board, blasts Gov. Fallin on Medicaid (Tulsa World, 12/8/12)
Low pay makes faculty search process difficult, professor tells State Regents Thursday (The Oklahoman, 12/7/12)
Oklahoma governor’s office under fire for open records policy (The Oklahoman, 12/7/12)
Coffee stepping down as secretary of state (Tulsa World, 12/7/12)
Board of Health member resigns in wake of Fallin’s Medicaid decision (Tulsa World, 12/7/12)
Changes in Oklahoma’s workers’ comp system to be key legislative issue (The Oklahoman, 12/6/12)
Oklahoma initiative to combat rural doctor shortage makes strides (The Oklahoman, 12/6/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin says fiscal cliff complicates state budget (AP, 12/6/12)
Oklahoma returns to a two-party state; no longer recognizes Americans Elect Party (Tulsa World,12/5/12)
Gov Mary Fallin talks fiscal cliff with Obama, congressional leaders (The Oklahoman, 12/4/12)
VIDEO: Gov. Mary Fallin sits down with President Obama to discuss fiscal cliff (OKCFox, 12/4/12)
Fallin tells Obama to liberate the states (Oklahoma Watchdog, 12/4/12)
Fallin, governors meet with Obama on ‘fiscal cliff’ (Tulsa World, 12/4/12)
State challenge to Obamacare is legally flawed, federal attorneys say (Tulsa World, 12/4/12)
Attorney challenges Oklahoma appropriations bill (AP, 12/4/12)
State supreme court tosses restrictive abortion laws (Tulsa World, 12/4/12)
Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin stresses ’shared savings’ and state flexibility in meeting with Obama(CapitolBeatOK, 12/4/12)
Tulsa legislators named to leadership positions in Okla. House (Tulsa World, 12/3/12)
COMMENTARY: Is Fallin’s Medicaid rejection the tea party’s first win? (Tulsa World, 12/2/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

Fallin, governors to talk about impact of ‘fiscal cliff’ (Tulsa World, 11/30/12)
Medical marijuana study nixed by state official (Tulsa World, 11/29/12)
Fallin stresses good relations with Oklahoma tribes (AP, 11/27/12)
Critics decry Oklahoma governor’s Medicaid expansion numbers (Tulsa World, 11/23/12)
Women a rare commodity in Oklahoma Legislature (AP, 11/22/12)
Democrats Inman, Dorman disappointed in Fallin’s call; Commissioner Doak supportive(CapitolBeatOK, 11/20/12)
Gov. Fallin: Oklahoma will not join health exchange or Medicaid expansion (CapitolBeatOK, 11/19/12)
Fallin rejects health care exchange, Medicaid expansion (Tulsa World, 11/19/12)
Okla. Senate Republicans say education, workers comp reform will be top issues (Tulsa World,11/18/12)
Gov. Fallin postpones decision on health insurance exchange (Tulsa World, 11/17/12)
State’s ban on affirmative action could be opposed (AP, 11/17/12)
Lawsuits possible over 10 Commandments monument (AP, 11/16/12)
Fallin delays health insurance exchange decision (Tulsa World, 11/16/12)
Ten Commandments monument installed at Oklahoma state Capitol (The Oklahoman, 11/15/12)
Long lines at Oklahoman elections a product of new state laws, election policies (Tulsa World,11/10/12)
Health exchange still a possibility in Oklahoma (Tulsa World, 11/10/12)
Oklahoma higher education officials ask for 9.47% budget increase (NewsOK, 11/9/12)
Lawton lawmaker is Oklahoma House’s first black speaker (Tulsa World, 11/9/12)
Murrah Disaster Relief Fund to be audited (Tulsa World, 11/8/12)
Oklahoma House GOP confirms T.W. Shannon as Speaker-elect (AP, 11/8/12)
After two tries, Republican Katie Henke wins clear victory in House District 71 (Tulsa World,11/7/12)
Oklahoma voters approve all six State Questions (Tulsa World, 11/6/12)
Political newcomers Jim Bridenstine, Markwayne Mullin capture US House seats (Tulsa World,11/6/12)
Oklahoma voters expected to turn out in high numbers (Tulsa World, 11/6/12)
By the numbers, again: Republicans continue to gain on Democrats in voter registration numbers(Capitol Beat OK, 11/5/12)
Oklahomans take advantage of ‘early voting’ and absentee ballots (Capitol Beat OK, 11/5/12)
Will Election 2012 deliver the ‘coup de grace’ to Oklahoma Democrats? (Capitol Beat OK, 11/5/12)
Steady stream of voters cast ballots early in Tulsa (Tulsa World, 11/3/12)
Oklahoma lawmaker worries that SQ 765 could confuse voters (Tulsa World, 11/3/12)
Super PACs altering Oklahoma’s political landscape (Tulsa World, 11/3/12)
Oklahoma Poll shows win for Republican Bridenstine in 1st Congressional District (Tulsa World,11/3/12)
Voters line up to cast early ballots (Tulsa World, 11/2/12)
Okla. AG Scott Pruitt says he’ll enforce state voting laws (Tulsa World, 11/2/12)
Oklahoma Dept of Commerce director plans to resign (AP, 11/2/12)
Government pension fixes may take time — but time has run out (CapitolBeatOK, 11/2/12)
Oklahoma legislation authorizing statewide virtual charter school challenged (The Oklahoman,11/1/12)
Poll: Many Oklahomans plan to vote against, not for, a presidential candidate (Tulsa World,11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

Okla. attorney challenges $30M appropriations bill for charter schools (AP, 10/31/12)
Everything you need to know about Oklahoma’s new open-carry gun law (The Oklahoman,10/31/12)
Oklahomans prepare for new law that will make guns a common sight (New York Times, 10/30/12)
Supreme Court retention votes get unprecedented attention (CapitolBeatOK, 10/30/12)
Oklahoma prosecutors, Fallin line up against SQ 762 (Tulsa World, 10/30/12)
Oklahoma businesses have mixed-bag approach to open carry law (The Oklahoman, 10/29/12)
Coburn offers Fallin advice on Obamacare (Tulsa World, 10/28/12)
State legislator makes case to Fallin for expanded Medicaid (Tulsa World, 10/27/12)
Fallin on school report cards (The Times, 10/27/12)
Sen. Coburn urges Gov. Mary Fallin to reject Medicaid expansion rules (Tulsa World, 10/23/12)
Protecting states’ rights a vital part of attorney general’s job, Pruitt says (Tulsa World, 10/8/12)
DHS reforms, foster care privatization under way (The Oklahoman, 10/4/12)
State funding for education down $198 million since 2009, lawmakers are told (Tulsa World,10/4/12)
Oklahoma WIC contract ended with Planned Parenthood (Tulsa World, 10/4/12)
Energy efficiency efforts by state improve its ranking (Tulsa World, 10/4/12)
Gov. Fallin says Oklahoma has made strong effort to improve energy efficiency (The Oklahoman,10/4/12)
Chesapeake executive: Federal transportation spending needs to change (The Oklahoman, 10/3/12)
Republicans and independents continue voter registration surge in Oklahoma (CapitolBeatOK, 10/1/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

Some new corrections reforms lack funding, could create bottlenecks (Tulsa World, 9/30/12)
Commentary: Fallin faces feisty at Tulsa town hall (Tulsa World, 9/30/12)
Gov. Fallin invited to speak at Goldwater Dinner (Tulsa World, 9/29/12)
Governors Fallin, Hickenlooper to unveil CNG bids next week (The Oklahoman, 9/29/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin will be featured speaker for Phoenix conservative group (The Oklahoman,9/29/12)
Editorial: Money talks and education will listen (Tulsa World, 9/28/12)
Fallin discusses education funding at town hall meeting (Tulsa World, 9/27/12)
Fallin, speaking in Tulsa, says she remains committed to education (Tulsa World, 9/26/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at Town Hall meeting in Tulsa (Fox23, 9/26/12)
Fallin meet good first step for SORC group (Pauls Valley Democrat, 9/25/12)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin continues support for wind production tax credit (McClatchy, 9/25/12)
Fallin and Romney got 99% in common, but this tax credit ain’t one (StateImpact/OK, 9/25/12)
Conservative policy adviser Superintendent Barresi’s staff (CapitolBeatOK, 9/24/12)
Commentary: Can the Legislature do more than one thing at a time? (CapitolBeatOK, 9/20/12)
Romney, Fallin don’t see eye to eye on wind energy (Enid News, 9/19/12)
Water fight: Old-fashioned fight threatens Oklahoma City’s future (CapitolBeatOK, 9/18/12)
Debate continues over tax breaks for big oil (Tulsa World, 9/16/12)
Oversight commission approves restructuring agency to improve care for Oklahoma veterans (The Oklahoman, 9/14/12)
Oklahoma Supremes spike Libertarian candidates from ballot (CapitolBeatOK, 9/13/12)
Rep. Dank resumes tax credit elimination effort (AP,9/12/12)
Gov. Fallin: Helping our children live healthier (Norman Transcript, 9/11/12)
All or nothing: Every state but Oklahoma has Libertarians on the ballot (CapitolBeatOK, 9/11/12)
Oklahoma OKs $5.5B plan to fix bad bridges over with years (The Oklahoman, 9/10/12)
Editorial: Fallin’s message, popularity worth paying attention to (The Oklahoman, 9/8/12)
Give respect where it’s due (ScissorTales, 9/8/12)
Oklahoma governor to appeal for federal wildfire aid (AP, 9/6/12)
State challenges report on school spending (The Oklahoman, 9/6/12)
Sooner State Democrats are blue, in a red state (CapitolBeatOK, 9/6/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin hits Democrats in Charlotte, but some Oklahomans shrug her off (The Oklahoman,9/5/12)
Video: OK Gov. Fallin at DNC (Oklahoma Watchdog, 9/5/12)
Gov. Fallin campaigns for Romney in ‘enemy territory’ (KRMG, 9/5/12)
Commentary: Fallin’s speech deserved a better audience (Tulsa World, 9/2/12)

AUGUST 2012

The GOP’s newest rising star: Gov. Mary Fallin (KRMG, 8/31/12)
OK Gov. Mary Fallin plans to crash Democrats’ party in Charlotte next week (The Oklahoman,8/31/12)
OK Governor to campaign for Romney in NC (NewsOn6, 8/31/12)
Oklahoma GOP official says he plans to quit party (Tulsa World, 8/30/12)
Opinion: Governor’s time to shine (Norman Transcript, 8/30/12)
Fallin uses former Enid oilman as American success story (AP, 8/29/12)
RNC Speakers schedule: 5 quotes from the Mary Fallin You Didn’t Build That Address (PolicyMic, 8/29/12)
Fallin touts entrepreneurship, hard work in GOP convention speech (Muskogee Phoenix, 8/29/12)
Video: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (YouTube, 8/28/12)
Fallin starts speech with Reagan and Romney (The Oklahoman, 8/28/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin’s poll numbers (The Oklahoman, 8/28/12)
Oklahoma delegation begins important work at the RNC (KRMG, 8/28/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin’s speech to the 2012 Republican National Convention (The Oklahoman, 8/28/12)
Video: Governor Mary Fallin brings Sooner State feel to Republican convention (NewsOn6, 8/28/12)
State Pardon and Parole Board defends its practices (Tulsa World, 8/25/12)
FEMA rejects Fallin’s request for disaster aid (Edmond Sun, 8/24/12)
FEMA denies assistance for central Oklahoma wildfire victims (The Oklahoman, 8/24/12)
Dispatches from the drought: Stricken America 2: My meeting with OK Gov. Mary Fallin (The Blaze, 8/24/12)
OK parole board members say they adopted reforms suggested by governor, but won’t get email (AP, 8/24/12)
Some Oklahoma lawmakers want nonprofit groups cut off from state funds (The Oklahoman,8/24/12)
Sooner State bucks national anti-incumbent surge in legislative races (CapitolBeatOK, 8/24/12)
Fallin disappointed in federal response to wildfires (Fox23, 8/23/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin to speak in prime time Tuesday at RNC (The Oklahoman, 8/23/12)
Fallin names two to OK DHS governing board (The Oklahoman, 8/18/12)
Fallin’s liaison to tribes has big job (The Oklahoman, 8/17/12)
Suggestions made to Oklahoma Parole Board to open up commutation process (The Oklahoman,8/17/12)
Video: OK Gov’s office sends letter to pardon and parole board (NewsOn6, 8/16/12)
AG Prater says commutations legal, but circumvent legislative intent (Tulsa World, 8/15/12)
OK Pardon and Parole Board members seek attorney general’s opinion on sentence commutation(The Oklahoman, 8/14/12)
Ryan: OK with Oklahoma Republicans — and some Democrats, too? (CapitolBeatOK, 8/13/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin comments on Paul Ryan selection (The Oklahoman, 8/11/12)
Land Trust gives schools a record $140.6 million (Tulsa World, 8/10/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin sees no malicious intent by OK Pardon and Parole Board (The Oklahoman, 8/9/12)
CNG vehicls lose out to electric, Fallin says (Tulsa World, 8/9/12)
District attorney: Parole board violating Open Meeting Act, 85% rule (Tulsa World, 8/9/12)
OK Pardon and Parole Board accused of secretly expediting release of ineligible inmates (The Oklahoman, 8/8/12)
Commentary: State lawmakers sink deeper into denial on pension catastrophe (CapitolBeatOK, 8/8/12)
Health insurance exchanges fought in Oklahoma, 28 other states (Tulsa World, 8/8/12)
OK governor seeks special audit of Veterans Affairs Dept (The Oklahoman, 8/7/12)
GOP registration in Oklahoma continues to grow (The Oklahoman, 8/7/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin selected as a Republican National Convention featured speaker (The Oklahoman,8/7/12)
Changing culture and changing spending: DHS begins to implement Pinnacle Plan (CapitolBeatOK, 8/7/12)
Oklahoma wildfires: Residents get back to their lives while remembering the worst (The Oklahoman,8/6/12)
Governor requests audit of veterans affairs department (Tulsa World, 8/6/12)
Fallin calls for audit of OK Dept of Veterans Affairs (The Norman Transcript, 8/6/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin issues statewide burn ban for all 77 counties (KJRH, 8/3/12)
OK economy: State dodges bullet on natural gas earnings (The Oklahoman, 8/3/12)
Commentary: A matter of trust: SCOTUS decision could reopen casino land use decisions(CapitolBeatOK, 8/3/12)
Video: Gov. Fallin: State-wide burn ban could go into effect soon (Newson6, 8/2/12)
Community health centers offer preventive services to OK’s uninsured patients (The Oklahoman,8/2/12)
Okla. forester: Drought increases wildfire danger (CBS MoneyWatch, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

‘Personhood’ group takes petition case to Supreme Cour following OK Court decision (The Hill,7/30/12)
Oklahoma’s drought conditions prompt governor to declare emergency (The Oklahoman, 7/30/12)
Health insurance mandate faces huge resistance in Oklahoma (Washington Post, 7/29/12)
Oklahoma seeks action on lawsuit challenging health care law (McClatchy, 7/28/12)
Health care battle  kept alive by Oklahoma AG (McClatchy, 7/28/12)
AG Pruitt asks stay to be lifted on health care lawsuit (McClatchy, 7/27/12)
Oklahoma, other state seeks natural gas vehicles (CBS MoneyWatch, 7/25/12)
Gov. Fallin delays Medicaid expansion decision (Tulsa World, 7/25/12)
Oklahoma, 20 other states seek bids for CNG vehicles (The Oklahoman, 7/25/12)
Editorial: Cost of gubernatorial travel a legitimate state expense (Tulsa World, 7/25/12)
Gov. Fallin: Oklahoma’s economic future tied to national uncertainties (StateImpact/OK, 7/25/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin weighing state’s health care response (The Oklahoman, 7/24/12)
Video: Gov. Mary Fallin addresses Tulsa business leaders (NewsOn6, 7/24/12)
Fallin in no hurry to decide on Medicaid expansion (KRMG, 7/24/12)
Fallin accrues more than $250,000 in travel expenses (Tulsa World, 7/23/12)
Oklahoma lawmakers, Gov. Mary Fallin warn about defense cuts (The Oklahoman, 7/19/12)
Gov. Fallin named vice chair of NGA (The Daily O’Collegian, 7/18/12)
Okla. governor yet to stake position on Internet sales tax issue (The Oklahoman, 7/18/12)
Education funding and policy a major focus of 2012 state Senate Interim Studies (CapitolBeatOK, 7/17/12)
OK Gov. Mary Fallin named vice chairman of NGA (The Oklahoman, 7/16/12)
Governors press Detroit to make natural gas vehicles (Forbes, 7/16/12)
OK Gov. Fallin in Detroit to promote CNG vehicles (NewsOn6, 7/16/12)
OK DHS: Mary Fallin makes another appointment (Examiner, 7/15/12)
Interim thinking: Speaker Steele approves dozens of Interim Studies (CapitolBeatOK, 7/14/12)
Oklahoma High Court asked to review bonding practices (CapitolBeatOK, 7/13/12)
Oklahoma delegation unites against President Obama’s health care law (CapitolBeatOK, 7/11/12)
Record deposit set for Oklahoma Rainy Day Fund; monthly sales tax collections climb 13.1%(CapitolBeatOK, 7/11/12)
Opinion: Local, state pensions fall another $1.5 trillion short so far this year (CapitolBeatOK, 7/11/12)
Oklahoma higher education leaders concerned about shrinking state funding (The Oklahoman,7/9/12)
Groups rally against health care law at Oklahoma Capitol (The Oklahoman, 7/8/12)
Health care exchange in Oklahoma remains a wait and see (The Oklahoman, 7/6/12)
Insure Oklahoma eyed for exchange by some lawmakers (The Oklahoman, 7/6/12)
Governor will lead trade delegation to air show near London (The Oklahoman, 7/6/12)
Fallin will take her time on Obamacare Medicaid decision (KRMG, 7/3/12)
Obamacare ruling leads to divisions over whether to create exchanges (Watchdog, 7/3/12)
Fallin’s office says no special session (Muskogee Phoenix, 7/3/12)
Tom Coburn joins Republicans in Congress asking nation’s governors  not to implement health care exchange (CapitolBeatOK, 7/3/12)
Think tank: Okie opposition to Obamacare is unhealthy (KRMG, 7/3/12)
Oklahoma officials must get busy creating insurance exchange (The Oklahoman, 7/2/12)
OK Insurance Commissioner: More legal challenges of ObamaCare? (CapitolBeatOK, 7/2/12)

JUNE 2012

Oklahoma’s progressives, Democrats say it’s time to ‘move forward’ on health care (CapitolBeatOK, 6/29/12)
Health care ruling: OK Gov. Mary Fallin says state needs to study implications of high court decision (The Oklahoman, 6/29/12)
Editorial: Oklahoma officials must get busy creating insurance exchange (The Oklahoman, 6/29/12)
High court ruling on Obamacare muddies Medicaid picture in OK (The Oklahoman, 6/29/12)
Ruling by Roberts Court enrages — and re-energizes — Oklahoma Republicans (CapitolBeatOK, 6/29/12)
Free market think tank responds to ‘Obamacare’ ruling; AG Pruitt says new reform is up to voters (CapitolBeatOK, 6/29/12)
Oklahoma Health Care Authority analyzes impact of high court decision (CapitolBeatOK, 6/28/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin pushes for repeal (Norman Transcript, 6/28/12)
Fallin, Republican leaders in Oklahoma fail to set up health insurance exchange (Enid News and Eagle, 6/28/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin, legislative leaders decry ‘Obamacare’ ruling (CapitolBeatOK, 6/28/12)
Role of gambling in Oklahoma economy on rise (Tulsa World, 6/28/12)
Anatomy of an upset: How Jim Bridenstine beat Rep. John Sullivan (Tulsa World, 6/28/12)
Okla. elections: Most incumbent state House members win contests (The Oklahoman, 6/28/12)
Health Care: Oklahoma politicians express disappointment with Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act (The Oklahoman, 6/28/12)
AG Pruitt, fellow Republicans assail health care ruling, predict new reforms (CapitolBeatOK, 6/28/12)
Up in flames: Sooner Tea Party’s candidates fail (CapitolBeatOK, 6/27/12)
Oklahoma GOP leaders gambling on health care decision (The Oklahoman, 6/27/12)
Oklahoma elections: Conservative legislative challenges to continue (The Oklahoman, 6/27/12)
An all-Republican congressional delegation (The Oklahoman, 6/26/12)
Primary election day 2012: GOP advantage builds, Democrats have a few contested primaries (CapitolBeatOK, 6/26/12)
Unfilled: OK’s native liaison position qualifications changed, no cabinet-level status (Indian Country Today, 6/26/12)
New open-carry laws raise questions for Oklahoma employers (The Oklahoman, 6/26/12)
Rep. John Sullivan loses to Jim Bridenstine (The Oklahoman, 6/26/12)
Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry join federal and state ‘stand down’ for safety (CapitolBeatOK, 6/25/12)
Lottery officials want education’s percentage ‘to just go away’ (Tulsa World, 6/24/12)
Oklahoma elections: ‘Anti-business’ House GOP candidates challenge incumbents (The Oklahoman, 6/24/12)
Oklahoma’s Gov. Mary Fallin signs emergency pet breeders rules (The Oklahoman, 6/23/12)
State budget stirs political debate (Edmond Sun, 6/19/12)
Elections: Oklahoma governor lends support in primary elections (The Oklahoman, 6/19/12)
Fallin makes educational appointments (Tulsa World, 6/16/12)
Business viewpoint: Law restores release of drug-test results (Tulsa World, 6/14/12)
In tumultuous week for DHS, revised Pinnacle Plan unveiled (CapitolBeatOK, 6/14/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin touts ties between Oklahoma, Canada (The Oklahoman, 6/13/12)
Oklahoma governor must pursue consolidation idea (The Oklahoman, 6/13/12)
Oklahoma governor stumps for Keystone XL (UPI, 6/13/12)
Commentary: Don’t read their lips — read their budgets (CapitolBeatOK, 6/12/12)
Analysis: Fiscal Year Budget overview: Been down so long it feels like up (CapitolBeatOK, 6/12/12)
May general revenue climbs, Rainy Day Fund may reach pre-recession level (CapitolBeatOK, 6/12/12)
Fallin says she supports voluntary school district consolidation (Tulsa World, 6/9/12)
Oklahoma governor eyes voluntary consolidations of school districts (The Oklahoman, 6/9/12)
Bridges, roads get big boost in state aid (Tulsa World, 6/9/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin acts on last of 2012 session’s measures (The Oklahoman, 6/9/12)
Governor signs final bills from 2012 session (AP, 6/9/12)
Higher education and higher spending — Fallin signs three bills (CapitolBeatOK, 6/7/12)
Editorial: Oklahoma bridge-funding bills worth celebrating (The Oklahoman, 6/7/12)
Transportation advocates happy with boost in road funding (KRMG, 6/7/12)
Fallin to attend energy trade show in Canada (NewsOn6, 6/6/12)
State revenue collections rise, as gross production receipts slide (CapitolBeatOK, 6/6/12)
Fallin signs bill boosting funding for Dept of Transportation (CapitolBeatOK, 6/5/12)
Oklahoma governor signs road-funding bills (The Oklahoman, 6/5/12)
Fallin: Income tax cut ‘doomed’ by lobbying (StateImpact/OK, 6/4/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin signs transportation bills (KJRH, 6/4/12)
Gov. Fallin touts victories from 2012 legislative session (The Oklahoman, 6/3/12)
Oklahoma governor to continue push for income tax cut (The Oklahoman, 6/3/12)
Ethics controversy flows from complaint about Sen. Clark Jolley (CapitolBeatOK, 6/2/12)
Gov. Fallin set to campaign in hot races (Tulsa World, 6/2/12)
Fallin signs emergency rules on student appeals (The Oklahoman, 6/2/12)
Commentary: Study calls for ‘drastic reform’ of public pension regulation (CapitolBeatOK, 6/1/12)
Opinion: Tax cut plan needed more study time (Muskogee Phoenix, 6/1/12)
Edmond resident of Sen. District 41 files ethics complaint against Sen. Jolley (CapitolBeatOK, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

OK Senate Democrats revel in collapse of tax cuts, decry ‘missed opportunities’ (CapitolBeatOK, 5/26/12)
Three reasons Oklahoma’s income tax cut plan failed (StateImpact/OK, 5/25/12)
OPI leader cheers death of tax cut, budget analysis questions source of revenue for budget increases (CapitolBeatOK, 5/25/12)
OK House scuttles tax agreement; has new plan (AP, 5/24/12)
Legislative endgame 2012, OCPA’s analysis: “It’s the spending,…” (CapitolBeatOK, 5/23/12)
House Republicans press measure to cut taxes (CapitolBeatOK, 5/23/12)
Senate Republicans want vote on tax cut agreement (CapitolBeatOK, 5/23/12)
Fallin pushes for tax cut deal (CapitolBeatOK, 5/23/12)
Fallin and legislative leaders announce budget accord (CapitolBeatOK, 5/22/12)
Oklahoma governor signs eight bills into law, vetoes two (Tulsa World, 5/5/12)
Oklahoma criminal justice bill takes new approach (Tulsa World, 5/5/12)
Editorial: ScissorTales: Tax cut food for thought from Oklahoma business leaders (The Oklahoman, 5/5/12)
Severe weather liability measure signed into Oklahoma law (The Oklahoman, 5/5/12)
OK Legislature nears budget agreement; officials agree tax cut will have to be paid for with spending cuts or savings (Tulsa World, 5/4/12)
Editorial: Sometimes, good things get done at the Oklahoma Capitol (The Oklahoman, 5/4/12)
OK House passes bill that allows civil action against abortion providers (Ms. Magazine, 5/4/12)
OK Speaker Steele calls passage of justice reinvestment initiative ‘a significant moment,’ reflects on quiet week at the Leg(CapitolBeatOK, 5/3/12)
Revenue collections resume rise in spite of gross production decline (CapitolBeatOK, 5/3/12)
Another anti-abortion bill heads to Oklahoma governor (AP, 5/3/12)
OK House approves bill allowing lawsuits over abortions (The Oklahoman, 5/3/12)
OK passes a law to make it possible to sue abortion providers for almost anything (RH Reality Check, 5/3/12)
Editorial: New standards help shore up education deficiencies (The Oklahoman, 5/3/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin approves rules for new school grading (The Oklahoman, 5/2/12)
Governor rejects 6% pay raise for judges, statewide elected officials (The Oklahoman, 5/2/12)
Fiscal v. social conservatism: An unexpected fight for abortion rights (Washington Times, 5/2/12)
Editorial: Straight shooting needed in Oklahoma tax cut trigger talks (The Oklahoman, 5/2/12)
OK Supreme Court slaps down Personhood initiative (CapitolBeatOK, 5/1/12)
Oklahoma carries out third execution this year (McAlester News-Capital, 5/1/12)
Small business owners network with legislators (Tulsa World, 5/1/12)
Fallin’s tax cut plan will not be approved as proposed (Tulsa World, 5/1/12)
Okla’s Gov. Fallin leads effort to seek affordable CNG vehicles (The Oklahoman, 5/1/12)
Gov. Fallin still wants ‘significant’ tax cut, Steele seconds the motion, Democrats demur (CapitolBeatOK, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Anti-death penalty group to appeal to Fallin (AP, 4/30/12)
Video: Oklahoma ‘Personhood’ bill ends in defeat for Tulsa supporters (NewsOn6, 4/30/12)
Fallin urges affordable CNG vehicles (Fox23, 4/30/12)
Mary Fallin says huge tax cut off for 2012 (The Oklahoman, 4/30/12)
Steep income tax reduction won’t happen this year, Gov. Fallin says (StateImpact/OK, 4/30/12)
Video: Gov Fallin signs ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill (KTEN, 4/28/12)
State Finance Director asserts ‘Oklahoma is more than OK’ (CapitolBeatOK, 4/26/12)
Oklahoma ‘personhood’ bill fails in Legislature (Reuters, 4/19/12)
In-E-Quality: Quality Jobs Program morphs into easy money source for those who know the game (CapitolBeatOK, 4/17/12)
ALEC study lists Okla. 15th best in economic outlook, Gov. Fallin writes introduction (CapitolBeatOK, 4/12/12)
General Revenue remains strong, sales taxes growth by double digits again (CapitolBeatOK, 4/12/12)
Oklahoma governors past and present share tales (The Oklahoman, 4/11/12)
Oklahoma anti-death penalty group wants commutation (The Oklahoman, 4/9/12)
Fallin makes two judicial appointments (Shawnee News-Star, 4/9/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin delivers weekly Republican address (Tulsa Today, 4/9/12)
Governor’s biz survey results: What surprised us (StateImpact/OK, 4/9/12)
Arrests in shootings end a terrifying weekend in Tulsa (New York Times, 4/8/12)
Fallin faults Obama on energy projects (UPW, 4/7/12)
Measure against Obamacare could jeopardize SoonerPlan (Tulsa World, 4/7/12)
Police suspect single gunman in attacks in Tulsa (New York Times, 4/7/12)
State auditor blames deterioration of OK government buildings on shortsighted legislative leaders (The Oklahoman, 4/7/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin criticizes President Obama’s energy policies in national radio address (The Oklahoman, 4/7/12)
Gov. Fallin delivers weekly Republican address (CapitolBeatOK, 4/7/12)
Video: In the GOP weekly address, Gov. Fallin says the president is ‘being hypocritical’ (CBS News, 4/7/12)
Gov. and Commerce Sec unveil optimistic business survey, applaud Google expansion (CapitolBeatOK, 4/7/12)
Separate gatherings present polar views on proposals to cut Oklahoma’s personal income tax (The Oklahoman, 4/6/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin calls for audit of funds for American Indian museum (The Oklahoman, 4/6/12)
House Democrats oppose cutting state personal income taxes (The Oklahoman, 4/5/12)
Visitors from Kansas and Missouri encourage Oklahoma income tax phase out (CapitolBeatOK, 4/5/12)
Oklahoma Policy Institute speakers slam Laffer study, oppose income tax phase out (CapitolBeatOK, 4/5/12)
Drug tests for welfare recipients advances in Oklahoma Senate (Tulsa World, 4/5/12)
Business leaders express confidence in Oklahoma (Tulsa Today, 4/4/12)
Opinion: More workers’ comp reform needed? (Norman Transcript, 4/4/12)
Lt. Gov. says tax cut push slows down (Norman Transcript, 4/4/12)
Group asks Fallin to reconsider clemency (AP, 4/3/12)
Fallin: State waiting on health care decision (Edmond Sun, 4/3/12)
Two-year revenue growth streak ends as collections fall (CapitolBeatOK, 4/3/12)
‘Significant’ income tax cut still within reach, as Fallin repeats her advocacy (CapitolBeatOK, 4/2/12)
Editorial: Gov. Fallin a splurging hypocrite (Norman Transcript, 4/1/12)
Oklahoma lawmakers look to expand gun rights (Fox23, 4/1/12)

MARCH 2012

AG Pruitt to appeal ruling that throws out abortion-related law (Tulsa World, 3/31/12)
Lawsuit filed against ‘personhood’ amendment (Tulsa World, 3/30/12)
OK governor holds out hope for state personal income tax cute of at least 1% (The Oklahoman, 3/30/12)
Fallin prods Legislature to move on tax cut (Tulsa World, 3/29/12)
Oklahoma legislators kill provision to drug test politicians (The Raw Story, 3/26/12)
Obama to visit Oklahoma next week (The Oklahoman, 3/16/12)
Majority of Oklahomans oppose out-of-state water sales (Sooner Poll, 3/16/12)
Bill allowing abortion patients to sue doctors passes Oklahoma House (The Oklahoman, 3/16/12)
Oklahoma openness laws lack enforcement (The Oklahoman, 3/16/12)
OK House fails to take up measure that would place Legislature under most of the state’s openness laws (The Oklahoman,3/16/12)
Okla. House passes measures dealing with tax credits (The Oklahoman, 3/15/12)
Oklahoma House passes two personal income tax-cutting measures (The Oklahoman, 3/15/12)
Speaker Steele says taxes will be cut (this year), more legislative transparency will come (some day) and lobbyists are powerful (every year) (CapitolBeatOK, 3/15/12)
Oklahoma House ponders Fallin income tax plan (The Oklahoman, 3/14/12)
Okla. House passes version of Fallin’s income tax proposal (Tulsa World, 3/14/12)
Poll finds Oklahomans willing to reform state spending (Sooner Poll, 3/14/12)
New Oklahoma voter ID law not a major hindrance, election official says (The Oklahoman, 3/14/12)
OK House approves American Indian liaison measure (The Oklahoman, 3/14/12)
Video: Oklahoma could soon eliminate state income tax (KFOR, 3/14/12)
US Justice Dept removes state water case from OK Supreme Court (The Oklahoman, 3/13/12)
Consumer confidence drives Oklahoma’s economy, state’s finance director says (The Oklahoman, 3/13/12)
OK governor unlikely to stay execution (AP, 3/13/12)
Fallin denies clemency for Okla. death row inmate; new execution date set (McAlester News-Capital, 3/13/12)
OK general revenue growth again in double digits, consumer confidence strong (CapitolBeatOK, 3/13/12)
Welfare drug-test bill now requires political candidates to be tested (Tulsa World, 3/13/12)
Deductions for Oklahoma retirees, veterans are restored in House income tax-cutting bill (The Oklahoman, 3/13/12)
OK Senate OKs bill to cut, eliminate income tax (CBS Moneywatch, 3/12/12)
Internet tax bill down, but not quite out (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 3/12/12)
Oklahoma politicians may be tested for drugs (Reuters, 3/12/12)
Video: Tulsa teacher reacts to emergency funding bill signed Monday (NewsOn6, 3/12/12)
Bipartisan majority sends OK’s justice reforms to Senate, action anticipated within 2 weeks (CapitolBeatOK, 3/11/12)
Republican leaders press ahead on cluster of substantive policy proposals (CapitolBeatOK, 3/9/12)
Oklahoma tribes still waiting for Gov. Fallin’s native liaison (Indian Country Today Media, 3/9/12)
Oklahoma voters want the state legislature to comply with Open Records Act (Sooner Poll, 3/9/12)
OK House approves open carry gun bill (Huffington Post, 3/8/12)
Fetal ‘heartbeat’ bill advances in Oklahoma (Politico, 3/7/12)
Why Oklahoma is so anti-Obama (Washington Post, 3/7/12)
State legislature could be subjected to Open Records Act (Tulsa World, 3/2/12)
Speaker Steele discusses wide range of issues with reporters, is ‘encouraged’ by justice reinvestment initiative’s advance in the Legislature (CapitolBeatOK, 3/2/12)
Jury begins deliberations in case against former Oklahoma state Senate leader (The Oklahoman, 3/2/12)
GOP lawmakers advance another round of consolidation and projected taxpayer savings (CapitolBeatOK, 3/2/12)
OK House panel approves legislative openness measure (The Oklahoman, 3/2/12)
Tulsa group launches petition drive to get personhood issue on Oklahoma ballot (The Oklahoman, 3/2/12)
Libertarians submit signatures to be recognized as political party in Oklahoma (The Oklahoman, 3/2/12)
Committee backs Oklahoma ‘open carry’ law (Outcome Magazine, 3/1/12)
Oklahoma moves one step closer to open carry gun law (KRMG, 3/1/12)
Oklahoma lawmaker says he will try to save state employees’ payroll deduction option (The Oklahoman, 3/1/12)
GOP senate leader backs personhood bill, supports some tax credits (CapitolBeatOK, 3/1/12)
OK House seeks sale of state properties (CapitolBeatOK, 3/1/12)
Oklahoma’s firearms open-carry bill wins legislative panel approval (The Oklahoman, 3/1/12)
To the residents of Washington, Oklahoma, their cherished values are under assault (Washington Post, 3/1/12)
Gov. Fallin’s income tax reduction plan wins House committee approval (The Oklahoman, 3/1/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

OK House panel to hear Fallin’s tax plan (Tulsa World, 2/29/12)
Laffer plan clears House Appropriations and Budget Committee (CapitolBeatOK, 2/29/12)
Gov. Fallin’s tax plan clears House A&B panel (CapitolBeatOK, 2/29/12)
Dem lawmaker protests anti-abortion bill with F-word (The Oklahoman, 2/29/12)
Governor: Aviation’s roots firmly planted in state (Tulsa World, 2/29/12)
Video: Hundreds of women gather at the OK Capitol to protest personhood bill (The Oklahoman, 2/29/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin weighs in on GOP presidential hopefuls, campaign (Tulsa World, 2/28/12)
Former Gov. Brad Henry testifies as defense witness at Mike Morgan trial (The Oklahoman, 2/27/12)
Opinion: Timing wrong for Fallin’s tax cut plan (Muskogee Phoenix, 2/26/12)
Editorial: Tax cut fever (Tulsa World, 2/26/12)
GOP legislative leaders optimistic as 2012 session takes shape (CapitolBeatOK, 2/26/12)
Oklahoma leaders push tax cut plan (Norman Transcript, 2/26/12)
As Fallin’s tax reform package is prepared for introduction, forward progress for other versions of income tax phase out(CapitolBeatOK, 2/26/12)
Senator Johnson will address rally to oppose personhood bill, defend ‘reproductive rights’ (CapitolBeatOK, 2/26/12)
Fallin takes wait-and-see approach to ‘Personhood’ in Oklahoma (National Journal, 2/25/12)
Legislator: Tax plan goal is to diversify economy (Muskogee Daily Phoenix, 2/25/12)
Legislative luncheon: Tax reform a major focus for state reps (Shawnee News-Star, 2/24/12)
‘Boom’ in no-tax states is overstated by tax cut proponents (The Oklahoman, 2/24/12)
Gov. Fallin introduces income tax reform plan for Oklahoma (The Oklahoma Daily, 2/24/12)
Oklahoma’s constitutional separation of church and state could face repeal (The Oklahoman, 2/23/12)
Fallin tax plan due next week; panel OKs others (Shawnee News-Star, 2/22/12)
Oklahoma income-tax-cut bills get Senate panels OK (Tulsa World, 2/22/12)
Conservatives remain critical of Common Core education standards (CapitolBeatOK, 2/22/12)
Okla. House panel approves Kern’s bill on scientific instruction (The Oklahoman, 2/22/12)
Increased state earnings should go to cutting personal income tax, Oklahoma governor says (The Oklahoman, 2/22/12)
Power plan officials deny bribing Oklahoma ex-senator (Tulsa World, 2/22/12)
Money for fiscal year 2013 to rise 2.6% in Oklahoma (Tulsa World, 2/22/12)
Mo’ money, Mo’ problems for many state agencies (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 2/22/12)
Oklahoma bill requiring drug testing of welfare recipients passes House panel (The Oklahoman, 2/21/12)
Business gets its way in Republican Oklahoma (Stateline, 2/21/12)
Fallin tax plan due next week; panel OKs other plans (Enid News, 2/21/12)
Senate panel approves possible path to state income tax reduction (Tulsa World, 2/21/12)
Gov. Fallin’s plan would phase-out income tax by wiping out popular deductions (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 2/20/12)
Opinion: No free lunch with tax cuts (Edmond Sun, 2/20/12)
Doctors groups may shift debate (Tulsa World, 2/19/12)
Fallin tax plan wipes out deductions (McAlester News-Capital, 2/19/12)
Will Legislature change state pseudoephedrine law? (Tulsa World, 2/19/12)
Gov. Fallin says middle ground important in pseudoephedrine debate (KRMG, 2/17/12)
Video: Tulsa lawmaker defends ‘personhood’ bill (News On 6, 2/17/12)
Republican legislative leaders: Steady as she goes (CapitolBeatOK, 2/17/12)
Rights bill for unborn children passes (Tulsa World, 2/16/12)
Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ bill clears Oklahoma senate (Reuters, 2/16/12)
Oklahoma close to becoming first state to enact ‘personhood’ bill (Christian Science Monitor, 2/16/12)
Oklahoma, where wind and jobs sweep down the Plains (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 2/16/12)
Okla. Senate passes Personhood Act, saying life begins at conception (The Oklahoman, 2/16/12)
‘Personhood’ bill passes state Senate (Tulsa World, 2/15/12)
Dem and GOP House leaders lead charge to stop pay hike for state officials, judges (CapitolBeatOK, 2/15/12)
Four ways Obama’s budget impacts Oklahoma’s economy (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 2/14/12)
Debt rating unchanged, income tax cut plan partially to blame (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 2/10/12)
Four things you should know about Gov. Fallin’s income tax reduction plan (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 2/7/12)
Details on Fallin’s income tax reforms will come Monday (CapitolBeatOK, 2/3/12)
Treasurer Miller says: “Oklahoma economy expands, but…” (CapitolBeatOK, 2/3/12)
Mary Fallin promises tax cuts, workforce development, pro-energy policy, better health outcomes, and a Capitol bond(CapitolBeatOK, 2/2/12)
Gov. Fallin has a ‘bold’ income tax reduction plan (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 2/2/12)
As contending parties ignore the Caddo in Oklahoma water wars, Fallin tells Chickasaw and Choctaw leaders: ‘Dismiss your lawsuit’ (CapitolBeatOK, 2/2/12)

JANUARY 2012

Conservative leaders reinforce strict ‘no new taxes’ pledge for Oklahoma legislators (CapitolBeatOK, 1/31/12)
House leaders unveil measures to extend moratorium on some tax credits and put stricter criteria into state constitution(CapitolBeatOK, 1/27/12)
Video: OCPA leader cheers legislative momentum for income tax phase out (CapitolBeatOK, 1/25/12)
Town hall meeting focuses on state income tax (Edmond Sun, 1/24/12)
Schools superintendent defends new accountability system (The Oklahoman, 1/24/12)
Cuts will continue even if budget is ‘healthy,’ Senate budget leader reaffirms (StateImpact/OK, 1/23/12)
Gov. Fallin knew of Kialegee’s plan to build casino 8 months ago (Tulsa World, 1/22/12)
Opinion: Legislative tax proposal burdens poor, middle class (Edmond Sun, 1/20/12)
GOP leaders unveil intensified agenda for agency consolidation, fiscal stability, pension reform (CapitolBeatOK, 1/20/12)
Legislators brace for state revenue shortfall (Edmond Sun, 1/20/12)
Lt. Gov. Lamb’s report studies: ‘What impedes our growth as a state?’ (CapitolBeatOK, 1/19/12)
Gov. Fallin reacts to president’s rejection of Keystone pipeline (NewsOn6, 1/18/12)
Gov. Mary Fallin, delegation eye improving Oklahoma bond rating (The Oklahoman, 1/17/12)
OK House Republicans promise conservative agenda, tax rate action (CapitolBeatOK, 1/17/12)
2012 profiles: OK Gov. Mary Fallin hopes for streak to continue (The Oklahoman, 1/15/12)
2012 profiles: This year promises to be interesting in Oklahoma (The Oklahoman, 1/15/12)
Dressed up and ready to dance: Both Boeing and Oklahoma were ready to party (CapitolBeatOK, 1/13/12)
State revenue jumps 19% in December (Tulsa World, 1/11/12)
Gov. Fallin’s bowl game trip passes $6,600 to taxpayers (StateImpact/Oklahoma, 1/11/12)
State may spend $110M to curb prison growth (Muskogee Phoenix, 1/11/12)
Fallin supports Canadian pipeline (Muskogee Phoenix, 1/11/12)
Governor signs rule allowing child-only health care (The Daily O’Collegian, 1/11/12)
Sharia law ban: Is Oklahoma’s proposal discriminatory or needed? (Washington Post, 1/11/12)
Court dismisses fears of ‘creeping Sharia law’ that led to Oklahoma ban (Christian Science Monitor, 1/11/12)
Video: Gov. Mary Fallin reflects on first year in office (KOCO, 1/10/12)
Fallin urges Obama to approve pipeline (Fox23, 1/10/12)
After nearly a year in office majority approve of Governor Fallin (Sooner Poll, 1/10/12)
Oklahoma’s economy continues to outpace projections (The Oklahoman, 1/10/12)
Audio: Court strikes down Oklahoma Sharia ban (NPR, 1/10/12)
Gov. Fallin: New health insurance options now available for children (The State Column, 1/9/12)
Oklahoma House speaker prepares for last season (The Oklahoman, 1/8/12)
Group opposes recommendation to eliminate child care income tax credit (The Oklahoman, 1/7/12)
Money talks: Appropriations leaders offer insight on 2012 budget (State Impact/NPR, 1/6/120
Lawsuit challenges Oklahoma DHS lawsuit settlement (The Oklahoman, 1/6/12)
Oklahoma loses bid for insurance company relief under health care law (The Oklahoman, 1/5/12)
Oklahoma DHS settlement approved (The Oklahoman, 1/5/12)
Treasurer says 2011 brought economic health, 2012 looks even better (CapitolBeatOK, 1/5/12)
OK Treasurer reacts cautiously to tax proposals; says ‘major change’ should require voter approval (CapitolBeatOK, 1/4/12)
2011: A look back (Shawnee News-Star, 1/1/12)

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