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With Gov. Kevin Stitt's insistence on bringing accountability to Oklahoma state agencies, we look a case study of one such agency slated to be fundamentally reset.
Oklahoma's Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services must fix inequities, or we'll have to find someone who will.

Oklahoma courts recently adjudicated some cases which ought to embarrass our people. Those who challenged us to step up to their standards of conduct, seem to have been trying to hide their worst moments regarding their weakest attributes.
At a time when other lawmakers loosened up liquor laws, these and other state & local leaders reveal that liquor has severe dangers when placed into the wrong hands.
Russell Hunter is known for lecturing pro life legislators and even churches. He's been a campaign advisor to gubernatorial candidate Dan Fisher and lately he's been collaborating with senator Joseph Silk. It's recently been revealed that he is facing a year of probation, community service hours, DUI school, and over $1000 in fines & fees for his late summer drunk driving. Sooner Tea Party reports the details of that case.
Bryce Marlatt had a successful run as the state senator for 9 NW Oklahoma counties. He had a 'frat boy' habit of partying in Oklahoma City (hours away from the constituents of Cimarron County). No, he wasn't driving drunk, but he made aggressive sexual advances to the female Uber driver who was taking him from club to club, in the summer of 2017. He resigned when he was indicted later that summer. Yesterday he accepted a plea bargain to reduce the felony sexual battery charges down to a misdemeanor. NewsOk has that story.

SoonerPolitics has secured the unpublished 6 audits commissioned by the Oklahoma Agency Performance & Accountability Commission(APAC). The APAC report was not completed by early January as was expected to be released well before the 2019 legislative session began.

On February 11th, The Commission did finally complete their summary report and send it to the Governor, House, & Senate. It did not reach the recipients before the State of the State Address or the deadline of filing bills for the spring session. But many of the details of the report have guided the actions of the governor and the legislature, as we can now clearly see.

​ While the commission is not technically a part of Oklahoma's legislative branch of government, the reports sat in Speaker McCall's office for nearly a month without so much as a press statement, explaining when or how the research would be revealed. We were told that the hold up was caused by a compatibility problem with the PDF file formats and the official web servers where the reports would be publicly accessed.

The good news is that a simple 2nd request at the Speaker's office is all that was needed to get the coveted research results.

This week at the capitol was full of surprises and accomplishments for agency reform and accountability. ​
The long awaited products of the Agency Performance & Accountability Commission were acquired by SoonerPolitics & are now public.
In other news,
Several Agencies will now be reformed & under more direct oversight of the governor & legislature.
More political leaders fall prey to their cravings for liquor.
Crisis pregnancy centers may soon receive govt. funding
The legislative click ticks away at a midterm deadline to advance bills.

On a unanimous vote, the House Rules Committee gave support to the work of the Bicameral Interim Study; Approving their recommendations for establishing statutory laws to replace the expiring emergency rules created by the Health Dept. Board.

The Oklahoma House had a very good week. Their accomplishments include a major restoration of constitutional rights which our citizens have been robbed of for decades.
Plus, we discuss;
- Legislative Reforms of Medical Marijuana Law
- Constitutional Carry Rights
- Senate School Board
- Weld Won't Go Away
- Abortion In Oklahoma

Oklahoma's conservative state government is still avoiding a challenge to the new US Supreme Court. With 2 new court justices and perhaps another 2 possible vacancies, this is the time for a sensible challenge which reflects our respect for all innocent human life. But our legislature is at an impasse about SB13 and whether any legitimate grounds for abortion are constitutional.

District Attorney Mike Fisher is trying to find a graceful way to 'declare victory & get out of Viet Nam". He put Oklahoma in a constitutional violation of Kentucky & Colorado by his tyrannical and 'ignunt' legal action against the interstate transport of industrial hemp.
We'll also talk about;
Fisher's Hemp Fiasco

- The Stitt Vision For Oklahoma
- Don't Vape Me, Bro!
- The Omnibus Marijuana Bill
- A New Set of Republican Party Leaders

District Attorney Mike Fisher is trying to find a graceful way to 'declare victory & get out of Viet Nam". He put Oklahoma in a constitutional violation of Kentucky & Colorado by his tyrannical and 'ignunt' legal action against the interstate transport of industrial hemp.
He just released the truckers on their own recognisance. But the trial date is still on.

Our two legislative bodies are entrusted with the preservation of representative democracy. Yet they insist on ruling their own chamber more like dictators in a 'banana republic'.
That's just one of the stories we cover. Other matters include;
David Bullard's Constitutional Carry Amendment
Adds Constitutional Carry Language to Constitution

Republican Party reloads
A new era and new party leaders

Ralph Northam's Worst
I'm not piling onto the latest reason for the Northam expulsion rage. He disgusts me for his barbaric view of human life. But his teen antics are not what decent humans should be most outraged about.
He should never have been given political power while having so low regard for innocent human life.
His scalpel is deadly, his grease paint is not.

Kevin Stitt's Agenda
The State of the State Address is this week. We'll have a greater understanding of the candidate we picked last November.

Our Undemocratic Legislature.
Rules of the legislature determined by those legislative chambers
Resembles Banana Republic more than Representative Democracy

Are there dangers in the Freshman Republican Senator's strategy for constitutional reform? We'll discuss his plan to let the people have a vote on essential constitutional rights.

This weekend we look at
1. Cities behaving badly,
2. Legislators writing horrible bills, but leaving ridiculous laws on the books.
3. An unethical plot in the Ethics Commission staff.
4. More efforts to undo the will of the voters.
5. The promising examples of young leaders like Nick Sandmann.

Our leftist media was outraged at a youth, this past weekend. Nick Sandmann was poised and respectable throughout the spectacle.
Our nation sorely needs more people like Nick.
Our duty is to invest in the next generation to help them exceed our own.

This weekend we cover several stories in the news. Cannabis medicine is a theme throughout most of the weekend report.

Oklahoma is registering medical marijuana patients at a rapidly accelerating rate in the winter months. Our current rate will put us over the expected annual projection of 78,000 in September.
But will the businesses find a stable economic model?

Chris 'Uncle Grumpy' Moe, sums up the ongoing legal battles to aid suffering patients seeking access to legal medicine. It seems that the bureaucrats at the capitol don't like it when the grassroots rises up and boldly asserts their constitutional rights of redress of grievance and petitioning the govt.
This bunch even had supporters claiming that you should not be allowed to speak until you've registered your identity to their satisfaction. Several groups came together and stood with the Medical Cannabis activists. OK2A, Tulsa 912 Project, Mental Health Advocates, OCPA, and individual citizen journalists.
Then he talks about Yukon ordinances with Jason (JaHo) Hodge.

"Uncle Grumpy" advises the Oklahoma Ethics Commission on the errors they are pondering, and what may become of them, if the 'soviet-style' controls on free speech & petitioning of govt. for redress of grievance, are put into effect.

This week on the SoonerPolitics Weekend Report, we discuss;
- Ethics Heavy Hand
- Collinsville Slow-Walks A Dispensary
- Stitt Cleans Out Old Bureaucrats
- Legislators Have A Bill To Fix Everything
- Cannabis Medicines Haven''t Destroyed Oklahoma Yet
- GOP Elections

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission was formed to monitor the behavior of our elected officials and our govt. agencies.
But this current Ethics Commission is mulling new rules that would force private citizens to file paperwork or face fines, if they petition their government for redress of grievance (a constitutional right).
They held public hearings this past week on a set of rules which will become law, unless specifically voted down by the Ethics Commission board, or the entire legislature.

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission Is considering a rule on private citizens' regulations, for communicating with their elected officials.
It's outside the mandate and authority of their agency, but they may push it through anyway.

Ben Shapiro is expected to be on the air in Oklahoma, beginning January 7th. Shapiro recently said that Oklahoma City is one city he really would enjoy living in.
Tulsa will probably carry his show live, but his OKC exposure is still not known. He's currently heard on tape delay in the OKC dial, at 10am, on 1640, KZLS

This week we review major Oklahoma news stories of the past several days.
- Speaker Pro Temp Booted From Republican Party Leadership
- Murdock Loves Him Some Steak
- Grove City Govt Avoids Patient Lawsuits
- Tea Party IRS Settlement Checks Arrive
- Horn Shows Her Liberal Colors Immediately
- Talk Radio Gets A Shapiro Boost

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The Oklahoma Medical Board(OMB) has published an announcement for an upcoming 'training session' entitled "Pills, Pot and the Politics of Pain". The OMB (a state agency which governs medical licensure) is not conducting the course. They are merely promoting it for the Oklahoma Medical Association (a trade group which is hostile toward the new medical marijuana laws).
It appears to demonstrate a bias of yet another state agency. They reward a physician with education credits for attending a political rally.

Patient and advocate, Chris Moe, is reporting a series of threats of harm were communicated to him over the weekend. On Friday night he exposed a series of narratives of illegal distribution in the Oklahoma medical marijuana industry.
While Moe (known as Uncle Grumpy) did not name anyone specifically, he did give enough details to make many 'bad actors' feel very threatened. Some bad actors are going after Moe, rather than cleaning up their practices and apologizing to those Oklahoma patients being harmed.
SoonerPolitics wants to set the record straight about Moe's words. We read into his video statements that he might reveal conspirators at another time, if needed.

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