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The "McMahan" Plot Thickens… (Corrected)

February 26, 2008

Thanks to the attentive readers who brought to my attention that yesterday this story was posted with factual mistakes. As they unanimously pointed out, I had two ongoing stories confused. Please accept my sincere apology. The incorrect information has been corrected, in the title and in the first paragraph below.


As OKPNS previously reported, The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 100-0 to begin an investigation, which could potentially lead to the impeachment of State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan, who, along with his wife, Lori, are facing charges of bribery, mail fraud, and conspiracy at the federal level. Eight members of the OK House of Representatives have been assigned to decide whether State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan should be impeached.

The Democrat Co-Chair of the eight-member impeachment-hearing panel is now reported to have tried to purchase an abstract company from McMahan, but was unsuccessful, because McMahan “declined to deny a permit request for a competing company.”

According to the Oklahoman, David Braddock is denying that the previous interaction between the two men, and his current seat as co-chair of the panel present an ethics issue.

David Braddock (D-Altus) Fighting to Keep Illegal Immigrants in Oklahoma

February 11, 2008

The A.P. is reporting on OK HB 2445 (Which attempts to repeal OK HB 1804):

A southwest Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation to repeal a state law that targets illegal immigrants, but the chairman of a legislative committee said Friday its chances of being considered are slim.

State Rep. David Braddock, D-Altus, said he wants to repeal provisions of the anti-illegal immigrant law to help out farmers and businesses in his district who have struggled to find workers since the law went into effect last year.

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Braddock said the law “has created a huge sense of fear” within Latino communities and families.

“They’re absolutely afraid of staying here,” he said. “They think Oklahoma doesn’t want them. I don’t think that’s what Oklahoma is about.”

Braddock’s bill would repeal the legal ban on allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities, receive public entitlement assistance or get state driver’s licenses, ID cards and occupational licenses, according to the author of House Bill 1804, state Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore.

It would also prevent state and local law enforcement agencies from enforcing the bill’s employment provisions.

To read OK HB 2445, click here.