Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Oklahoma Lawmakers on the Record: April 2, 2007

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Oklahoma Lawmakers on the Record: April 2, 2007

Article excerpt

"You can't completely take the politics out of politics. But I do think it's gotten too political."

-Gov. Brad Henry, on the process of creating a state budget.

"I think Governor Henry's political instincts are usually pretty good."

-State Senate Co-President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, explaining why he was so surprised that Henry chose to veto most of the Legislature's budget bill.

"That has never, ever been part of this discussion. That has never ever been mentioned or been a factor." -State Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, denying that Henry was excluded from this year's budget negotiations in retaliation for last year, when Henry excluded Morgan from budget talks held with then Speaker Todd Hiett, R-Kellyville.

"The greatest mistake we can make is to not believe what our enemies tell us about what their intentions are towards us."

-U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma.

"The Bush plan doesn't help poor people."

-Coburn, explaining why his health care plan is better than the plan promoted by President George W. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.