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Capitol Report for January 2: 2015’s death penalty/Glossip top 2015 Oklahoma state story, and concerns about the future

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By Alex Cameron and Pat McGuigan

On News9 in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan presented the top ten stories “Capitol Beat” stories for 2015. McGuigan told reporter Alex Cameron the top story — dramatic erosion of public support for the death penalty — centered around the possible execution of Richard Glossip. In second, was the budget and spending crunch at the Capitol. Other top stories included the death of two conservative politicians, Indian Gaming’s growth, and earthquakes linked to energy production. Looking to 2016, the CapitolBeatOK editor said he is concerned about the collapse of civility in American life, the worldwide terrorist strength of radical Islam, and the continued political strength of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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