Good Government

It is time to move beyond “waste, fraud, and abuse” as an election year talking point. We’ve had a decade of this rallying cry. Let’s set the record straight. Oklahoma law already calls for agency audits at least once every two years (74 O.S. § 212 - OSCN 2018).  State law says our Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate can request agency audits at any time. They haven't. Not once in the last eight years.

The sad truth is that “waste, fraud, and abuse” is nothing more than a 10 second sound bite. We've been played.

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It is time to restore respect for public education. Successful democracies demand educated, engaged, and informed voters. So, it’s vital that we provide a quality public education to all students. After all, they will grow up. They will vote. And they will lead.

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Today’s environment at our state capitol is unlike anything I’ve seen in the 33 years I’ve watched our legislature.  Our elected officials no longer listen to each other, and it’s no longer just about political parties. Today a single party controls all facets of state government.  But it's clear the Governor, the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tem of the Senate are not talking to each other. Instead, we have shouting, finger pointing, and game playing.  The people of Oklahoma deserve better.

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