Joe Dorman

The Governor’s Priorities
February 8, 2017

The Governor’s Priorities

BY JOE DORMAN Monday marked the beginning of the 2017 legislative session and a return to work for senators and representatives. This also was the day that Gov. Mary Fallin delivered her seventh State of the State address. In her speech, she urged the Legislature to prioritize and revise budgeting procedures, starting with the taxes our state…

Peaceful Assembly And Government Accountability
January 30, 2017

Peaceful Assembly And Government Accountability

BY JOE DORMAN On Saturday, Jan. 21, more than five million women gathered in various locations around the world at over 670 planned marches. The intent was to show the new leaders elected in our government that women of all ages are a strong force, and issues of importance – equality, health care, race, issues with…

Don’t Shortchange Kids
January 24, 2017

Don’t Shortchange Kids

BY JOE DORMAN The state of Oklahoma is facing a $900 million budget shortfall, and legislators have stated that “everything is on the table” when it comes to closing the gap and balancing the budget. While I am hopeful that “everything” includes reasonable revenue raising measures and a hard look at corporate tax credits and…

My New Year’s Resolution
January 5, 2017

My New Year’s Resolution

BY JOE DORMAN I hope each of you have had the happiest of holidays! There were many complaints regarding 2016, but I am thankful for many of the personal and professional changes in my life and look forward to the great opportunities we will see in the New Year. I was fortunate to see family and…

Blue Christmas
December 21, 2016

Blue Christmas

BY JOE DORMAN The holidays are often a time to rejoice, but some do not share the joyful feelings of the season. The shorter days of winter can bring a gloomy mood and the hype of the holidays can set unrealistic expectations, especially for youngsters. Children may feel sad or anxious around December for many…

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