Oklahomans head to the polls for runoff elections

OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters across the state will head to the polls Tuesday to determine several runoffs for key state races. All three of the state’s recognized parties have at least one statewide runoff. There are 35 state and federal runoffs on the Republican ballot, and 12 runoffs on the Democratic ballot. Libertarians have one […]

Runoff races: Oklahomans to head to the polls Tuesday for runoff election

OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters across the state will head to the polls next week to determine several runoffs for key state races. All three of the state’s recognized parties have at least one statewide runoff. There are 35 state and federal runoffs on the Republican ballot, and 12 runoffs on the Democratic ballot. Libertarians have […]

Oklahoma Primary Election Recap: List of winners, runoffs

OKLAHOMA – On Tuesday, Oklahomans headed to the polls to vote on several key races in the Primary Eleciton.  This is what the voters decided: Governor (Republican) Mick Cornett Kevin Stitt The two candidates will face off in a runoff on August 28. Governor (Democrat) Drew Edmondson Governor (Libertarian) Chris Powell Rex L. Lawnhorn The […]

Flash Point team discusses race for labor commissioner, women in public service

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Flash Point team tackled some of the biggest topics in politics this week. Candidate Cathy Costello joined Mike Turpen, Kirk Humphreys and moderator Kevin Ogle to discuss the race for labor commissioner. The team also talked about women in public service with senators Kay Floyd and A.J. Griffin, among other subjects.

Senate approves bill aimed at helping mentally ill needing assisted treatment

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate approved a bill that aims at helping families with adult relatives who need treatment for a mental illness. House Bill 1697, “The Labor Commissioner Mark Costello Act,”  allows courts to order individuals to take part in an assisted outpatient treatment program if requested by immediate individuals involved with the person’s treatment.  For this […]

Mental health officials: Cuts mean thousands of Oklahomans will lose services

OKLAHOMA CITY – $9.8 million will be slashed from mental health services in our state by June. That means millions will be pulled out of treatment centers. This year’s budget shortfall only makes matters worse. In Governor Fallin’s State of the State address, she proposed cuts for every agency, including a 3 percent cut for mental […]

Fallin names new Labor Commissioner following tragic death of Mark Costello

OKLAHOMA CITY — Despite Cathy Costello’s request to fill the position, Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Melissa McLawhorn Houston as the labor commissioner. Houston, who has been chief of staff and policy adviser for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt since 2011, will serve the remainder of the late Labor Commissioner Mark Costello‘s term. Although Cathy’s request […]

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