“if you are not comfortable with what is going on, get involved and vote. Things won’t be different if the players stay the same. Oklahoma deserves better.”
The crowd numbered upwards of 150 folks – united in their anger and opposition to not one, but two metro turnpikes to be built as part of the controversial Driving Forward Oklahoma turnpike program. Organized by the Eastern Oklahoma County anti-turnpike coalition, Wednesday’s state capitol anti-turnpike rally also featured neighbors from the other side of
In the six months since the controversial Driving Forward turnpike program was unveiled amid fanfare at a State Capitol event Oct. 29, 2015, barely an elected official has questioned the $600 million program that includes the proposed Eastern Oklahoma Turnpike. Until now. On Thursday, State Rep. Lewis Moore called for a moratorium on all turnpikes in
“The ambiguity of this poorly worded law is a perfect example of why I am running for office,” said Phillip Arnold.
The Luther resident challenging State Rep. Lewis Moore for the District 96 seat says she will drop out of the race. Amber Polach said she filed for the office last Friday afternoon because she was concerned no one else would challenge the incumbent. Polach is an educator and a vocal critic of the new Eastern