Capitol Report: Sunday Morning Quarterback
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, April 29, 2012
4/29/12 at 4:41 AM
The vice chairman of Oklahomans for Life was unable to force a House vote on the personhood bill and then was told his zealous efforts had cost him any future audiences with the incoming Speaker of the House.
Time to punt?
The House passed a bill to further increase the already substantial authority of the director of state finance, the job being held for Doerflinger until he finishes running the Department of Human Services. One legislator facetiously suggested that the same person could also coach the OU football team's defense.
What's the play, coach?
House bill to continue the OETA's existence as a state agency through 2016 gets shaved in the Senate to only 2014. If the House and Senate can't come to an agreement, state funding for public TV could go dark on June 30.
Fourth down, goal to go.
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