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Monday, March 28, 2011

Catching Up - March Monday Madness

Over the last week or so, things have been simply nutty.  Whether it be car accidents, emergency room antics or insurance company shenanigans, it's been a wild one and now, let's get caught up, shall we?

Speaker Steele:  The Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives seems to be facing a bit of a dilemma (again)...this time relating to his position on supporting a requirement for insurance companies to cover autism insurance.  These days, I don't believe there is a human being alive who shouldn't have access to good medical care.  Apparently, in 2008, Speaker Steele had made some comments about supporting bills such as Nick's Law to ensure that insurance companies did not discriminate.  With the new "conservative" feel in the Oklahoma House and Senate, the question remains as to which side of the street Speaker Steele will walk.

Open Carry:  I have been receiving emails quite frequently about State Senator Russell's open carry bill and I have to be consistent on this one - I don't support Open Carry.  Like the Oklahoma Rifle Association, I have some problems with this concept.  Not only is it bad for business (I know, a Chamber response), but it just doesn't make good common sense.  My preference?  Quick, easy access to Concealed Carry Permits.  Problem solved.

More to follow...