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Sat Feb 4, 2012, 08:10 PM Feb 2012

10 Things to Watch During the 2012 Legislative Session


So I guess they're going after OETA ... Also on the list, adjusting open records laws, income tax fights, and that guy who introduced the "no fetuses in food" bill.


Several legislators have expressed their feelings about the “edgy” Oklahoma Education Television Authority, which broadcasts such avant-garde programs like “This Old House,” and Gothers’ favorite the “Nightly Business Report.” Bills which would eliminate state funding of OETA have been introduced. This has been tried before but only a handful of legislators supported the effort. It may have more support this time, but Republican Rep. Doug Cox has the trump card. A year ago, when legislators were debating a bill which would have forced OETA to cut programing to pay for a new video system to live broadcast the House and Senate sessions, Cox, who represents a northeast corner of the state, told his colleagues:

“If I do anything that interferes with my folks’ ability to watch Lawrence Welk on OETA, they might cut me out of the will.”

Playing the Welk card is always a strong hand.

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10 Things to Watch During the 2012 Legislative Session (Original Post) fishwax Feb 2012 OP
No fetuses in food? - I have to go look that up - I just learned about "pink slime" saras Feb 2012 #1
after the experience with the Komen/Planned parenthood debacle OKNancy Feb 2012 #2


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2. after the experience with the Komen/Planned parenthood debacle
Sun Feb 5, 2012, 06:41 AM
Feb 2012

I'm thinking that Oklahoma Democrats might have more power than we think. A really intense effort could be launched on Social Media if they try to mess with OETA.

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