Joe Dorman

Actions And Consequences In Life And Politics
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Actions And Consequences In Life And Politics

BY JOE DORMAN  Sometimes in life, the actions we take and the relationships we form have consequences that only reveal themselves years later. I was reminded of this recently when I crossed paths with an individual I first met almost 15 years ago. When I was campaigning for my first election as a state representative…

Oklahoma’s Suicide Epidemic
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Oklahoma’s Suicide Epidemic

BY JOE DORMAN In 2007, I authored House Resolution 1025, recognizing Suicide Prevention Week in Oklahoma. At the time, Oklahoma ranked 14th in the nation for suicides based on our population, or 12% higher than the national average. The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse [ODMHSA] reported 13 suicides were attempted every two days in…

State Government Failing To Help Needy
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State Government Failing To Help Needy

BY JOE DORMAN If you have driven the H.E. Bailey Turnpike south from Oklahoma City, you have most likely seen a billboard that reads “Government takes from the Needy and gives to the Greedy,” a statement that is famously attributed to President Ronald Reagan. The quote is from a speech that Reagan gave before Congress,…

Audits Can Shine A Light On Underfunded State Agencies
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Audits Can Shine A Light On Underfunded State Agencies

BY JOE DORMAN At the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, we believe in two overarching principles when it comes to funding state agencies and services: first, agencies need adequate funding to support their central missions; second, agencies should be accountable and transparent to the public about how they spend money and why. Because we believe…

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