Late Mark Costello honored with Defender of Liberty award


Elected officials are not eligible for Defenders of Liberty awards but a unanimous exception was made Saturday for the late Mark Costello, Oklahoma labor commission. His widow, Cathy Costello, spoke at the Defenders of Liberty Grassroots Activism Awards banquet and accepted the award for her late husband. Her emotional speech described the fateful night that […]

Lankford wants SS fiscal changes


Senator James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, praised the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) recent decision to seek comments on updating the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program’s medical and vocational guidelines, commonly known as “The Grid.” In July, the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees released their annual report on the financial outlook of the SSDI program and said […]

Bridenstine endorses Kevin McDugle


U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine announced his endorsement of Republican Kevin McDugle for State House District 12. The legislative district seat stretches from Broken Arrow to rural Wagoner County. “Kevin is a man of integrity, a combat veteran who has sacrificed for our nation in the trenches, an entrepreneur and a close friend. He is a […]

Insure Oklahoma will be expanding


Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) announced that the Insure Oklahoma program is increasing its employer size limit from 99 to 250 employees. The change is effective immediately. Insure Oklahoma is the state’s premium assistance program that helps businesses and their middle- to low-income employees afford health insurance coverage. Insure Oklahoma’s […]

Officials give tax hike wish lists


Tulsa City Councilors are lining up projects costing tens of millions of dollars as they prepare to sell a sales tax increase to voters. The elected officials want to convince voters to say yes next April to the multi-million-dollar sales tax hike. They think the tax will bring in at least a billion dollars but […]

OKWU President Dr. Everett Piper will speak to TCRMC


Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville (with a campus in Tulsa), will speak at the noon luncheon of the Tulsa County Republican Men’s Club Oct. 14 at the golf center at LaFortune Park. Piper will talk about recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court and the implications for the Christian community. […]

Branson car show is October 16-17


Branson, Mo. – For the 37th year running, car collectors will be rolling into the Branson Convention Center again for the bi-annual Branson Collector Car Auction on October 16 and 17. Pristine classics like the 1941 Cadillac, 1951 Crosley, 1931 Chevy Roadster, 1951 Buick and Corvettes from years 1965-1982 Corvettes will be rolling across the […]

Liquor retailers seek changes in law


The Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma (RLAO) wants the state to loosen up its liquor laws. Bryan Kerr, president of the RLAO announced a number of liquor law changes that are being pitched to state lawmakers. “Many will be surprised to hear this coming from a group which represents retailers who have regularly been accused […]

Oklahoma women in prison study


An interim study focused on the high number of females incarcerated in Oklahoma and the effects on their children met this month at the State Capitol. Oklahoma currently leads the nation in the number of females in prison.  In 2014, there were about 130 women incarcerated per 100,000 residents in the state, compared to the […]

Patriot Pastor Paul Blair to speak on Liberty Campaign


Heartland Church, OK2A Creek County Chapter, OK2A Freedom Fellowship will host Patriot Pastor Paul Blair from 7-9 p.m. October 1. Blair, a former All American football player at Oklahoma State and former member of the Chicago Bears, will give an update on Oklahoma’s “Liberty Campaign” to stop federal tyranny. Heartland Pastor Bruce Delay said 575 […]