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Oklahoma Lawmaker Says No to Taxpayer Funded Conventions
Congressman Tom Cole
(R-OK) authored legislation to do away with tax money funding party
conventions. Since 1976, the spectacles that are conventions have
enjoyed the luxury of using more than $220 mil. in taxpayer funds.The
money for the presidential nominating conventions went to pay for
make-up artists, political consulting fees, gift bags and more. The
legislation H.R. 5912 passed the house in Washington today by a huge
taxpayer funding for political conventions is the easiest spending cut
Congress can make. Not a single average American benefits from this
outdated, unnecessary program. At a time when the defense budget and
other essential government functions face steep cuts, there is no
excuse to waste millions on publicity for politicians who are more than
capable of funding their own campaigns. Maintaining this obsolete
practice is a disservice to hardworking taxpayers, and I'm pleased that
both the House and Senate have now passed this commonsense legislation
on a bipartisan basis," Cole said.
The next step for H.R. 5912 is to seek support in the Senate. Senators
approved a similar measure in June by a vote of 95-4. That legislation
was an added amendment to the Farm Bill.
Last year the House passed another bill authored by Cole that put an
end to all public funding for presidential campaigns, including
Posted: Wednesday, September 19 2012, 08:17 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Judge OKs stay in hearing over 4 Tulsa deaths
May 24, 2013 23:06 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A judge has approved a five-day stay in the preliminary hearing of two brothers charged with killing four women in Tulsa.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/10u9DoC ) Presiding Judge William Kellough approved the temporary stay on Friday after denying a motion to recuse the judge assigned to the case of James and Cedric Poore.
The defense now has five days to appeal Kellough's denial before the case returns to the jurisdiction of Special Judge Stephen Clark in Tulsa County District Court.
However, the court's schedule won't allow a preliminary hearing to resume until July 15.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty to charges related to the January deaths of Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The four women were found tied up and shot in the head.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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