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RELEASE: Edmondson says legislature should be subject to sunshine laws

Edmondson says legislature should be subject to sunshine laws Transparency a start to restoring faith in government OKLAHOMA CITY, March 12, 2018 – Secret meetings and backroom deals are the everyday norm at our state capitol. That is why gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson today is calling on Oklahoma’s legislature to fully subject its actions to…

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RELEASE: Edmondson Announces Farmers’ Bill of Rights

RELEASE: Edmondson Announces Farmers’ Bill of Rights Gubernatorial candidate outlines guiding principles for agriculture, rural Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY, Mar. 5, 2018 — Gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson today unveiled a “Family Farmers Bill of Rights” offering tangible solutions to protect Oklahoma’s long tradition of agriculture in rural communities and its important role in the state’s economy….

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RELEASE: Vietnam Veteran Edmondson Decries Legislative Plan to Close Talihina Veterans’ Center

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 8, 2018 — Concerned about a decade of drastic funding cuts and declining services for military veterans, Drew Edmondson, gubernatorial candidate and Vietnam veteran, is urging the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) to protect the Talihina Veterans’ Center. Dismayed to learn that the ODVA is supporting a legislative effort to close…

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Senator Judy Eason McIntyre on Dr. King’s Impact and Legacy

Today, as we honor Dr. King’s legacy, I wanted to share with you some of his words that have particular meaning to me as our state struggles through uncertain times – but they aren’t from his famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard,…

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Edmondson visits Miami on campaign to “Take Back Oklahoma”

MIAMI – Drew Edmondson, a Democratic candidate for the 2018 Oklahoma Governor’s race, says he wants to take back Oklahoma. Edmondson and members of his campaign staff came to Miami Friday to share his gubernatorial platform during a luncheon at the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce and to meet with community members along with area…

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Journal Record: Dems race looks a lot like Republicans

Despite the different policy platforms, some analysts said that Oklahoma’s Democratic primary for governor is going to look similar to its Republican counterpart. Each features similar archetypes in state politics: the well-established candidate with a familiar name who will have no trouble raising money, and the metro-based political leader who has been successful in his…

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OK Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against New Federal Healthcare Bill

An Oklahoma candidate for governor is petitioning the state’s US senators to not support the new federal health care bill. Democrat Drew Edmondson started that petition online, saying the bill would close hospitals if it goes through. Senate leaders say they hope to put the bill to a vote this week. Edmondson says he hopes…

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New Health Care Bill Could Put Rural Oklahoma Hospitals in Jeopardy

Some people have spoken out against a proposal to cut Medicaid funding, and a former Oklahoma attorney general has even started a petition against it. Drew Edmondson said the new health care plan would significantly cut Medicaid funding, and many Oklahoma hospitals, especially rural ones, would be in danger of closing. “It would have a…

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Edmondson Launches Petition Against Proposed Federal Health Care Law

 Expressing “grave concern,” former Attorney General Drew Edmondson today launched a petition drive aimed at showing Oklahomans’ opposition to a provision of the proposed federal health care law that will put rural hospitals and the health of nearly a million Oklahomans in jeopardy. The bill, which could come up for a vote in Washington as…

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NewsOK: Oklahoma’s GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Will Be Tested in 2018

Former Attorney General Drew Edmondson pounced on Republican policy failures in announcing his intention to run. State government, he said, is “in shambles … There is no plan I have seen yet to fix the structural problems of state government.” This theme is evident in an invitation to a fundraiser for Edmondson later this month,…

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