In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Speaker Shannon told the nation that he trusted Senator Tom Coburn’s assessment that President Obama has committed high crimes.
Does Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon also believe President Obama should be impeached?
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Blitzer: “but this impeachment notion, you think–should be off the table?”
Shannon: “I think if the President’s committed a crime, certainly there should be an investigation.”
Blitzer: “Do you think he has?”
Shannon: “I think that argument could certainly be made..but I certainly trust Dr. Coburn’s judgement.”
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Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Wallace Collins released the following statement in response to the release of monthly data that show Oklahoma’s unemployment rate at 5.3% which has steadily rose from 4.9% in April.
“When Mary Fallin gave her vision for Oklahoma, she said job creation was a top priority. Now, for the second month in a row, Oklahoma has lost jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Oklahoma economy lost 2,700 jobs in July after losing 3,500 in June. We have to wonder how many more jobs would be available if Governor Fallin would expand health care coverage for 140,000 Okies who are currently uninsured, but could qualify under the affordable care act. We need a Governor who is focused on improving the quality of life for our people so that we have a healthy workforce businesses can depend on.”
PRESS RELEASE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
AUGUST 15, 2013
Dr. John Cox Announces Candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. John Cox, D-Peggs, a lifelong educator, is officially declaring his candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Cox is beginning his twentieth year as superintendent at Peggs Public School and 28th year as an educator. He is also an adjunct professor of education at Northeastern State University, teaching Master’s level courses to aspiring superintendents and principals.
Dr. Cox has his doctorate degree (Ed.D) in educational administration and educational specialist degree (Ed.S.) from Oklahoma State University and his Masters Degree (M.S.) in Counseling and Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Mathematics from Northeastern State University.
“I am humbled and proud of the support that is pouring in from around the state” said Cox. “This campaign is all about putting children first, ensuring educators are valued and standing up for the concerns of parents.”
Dr. Cox brings a wealth of experience to the campaign. He serves as President of the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools, is vice-chair of the Oklahoma Schools Assurance Group and is co-chair of the Vision Committee sponsored by the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the Cooperative Council of School Administrators. He also served as the state superintendent’s appointee on the ACE Steering Committee and has served on both state superintendents’ advisory groups.
“Serving as a school superintendent and participating on the various boards and educational groups has allowed me to gain insight into educational issues that concern public schools” said Cox. “Focusing on local control will return accountability to the school district where the best decisions can be made for the children.”
You may also learn more about him at okeducation.us, facebook/electdr.johncox, or email him at email@example.com.
Senate District 2
Senator Sean Burrage
Democratic Floor Leader
Mayes, Rogers Counties
August 12, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Sen. Sean Burrage
Office: (405) 521-5555
Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage Issue Comments on
Governor’s Call for Special Legislative Session
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage issued the following comments in response to Governor Mary Fallin’s call for a special legislative session to revisit tort reform in Oklahoma.
“The Democrats in the State Senate believe that a special session to revisit this issue is a waste of both time and taxpayer dollars,” said Burrage, D-Claremore. “At a cost of $30,000 per day, we are looking at spending close to $250,000 to fix a problem created by the Republican majority. It is clearly an issue that can wait and be addressed in the next legislative session.”
“But, if this is a done deal, let’s make this special session worth the time and the cost and handle the critical issue of the December 31 cutoff date on Insure Oklahoma. If the Governor and the legislature stand idle on this issue, 30,000 hard working Oklahomans who have access to health care through Insure Oklahoma will lose that coverage as they ring in the New Year. Because of that deadline, this is something we literally cannot wait until 2014 to address. The Republican leadership here at the Capitol clearly has its priorities wrong if they believe that addressing lawsuit reform in a special session is more important than finding a solution to providing access to healthcare for these hard working Oklahomans.”
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