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Legislators warn of tax raises if court strikes down SB 1246 (access required)

By Emily Summars Journal Record Legislative Report Legislators joined the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs at the state Capitol Wednesday in a continued effort to discuss concerns regarding Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent’s challenge of Senate Bill 1246.

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News Recap for Nov. 25, 2014 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing) (access required)

News Recap for Nov. 25, 2014 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing)

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Oklahoma voter registration officially goes to GOP (access required)

By Sean Murphy Associated Press Republicans have surpassed Democrats in voter registration for the first time in Oklahoma history, the result of a decades-long trend in state politics.

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Oklahoma, 16 other states comment on EPA guideline (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is among 17 attorneys general from across the U.S. that are commenting on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations for power plants emissions.

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Oklahoma governor re-appoints mayor to board (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has named Chickasha Mayor Hank Ross to a second four-year term on the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

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Longtime educator, former Oklahoma lawmaker dies (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Muskogee County officials say longtime teacher and former Democratic state Rep. Barbara Staggs of Muskogee has died. She was 74.

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News recap for Nov. 24, 2014 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing) (access required)

News recap for Nov. 24, 2014 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing)

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A different kind of oil: Legislators hear of benefits of marijuana compound (access required)

By Emily Summars The Journal Record Brittany Hardy’s daughter began having seizures when she was 5 months old. Hardy told the state Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee and the House’s Public Health Committee on Monday that she has watched her daughter deteriorate, become legally blind and almost die.

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Oklahoma says its education waiver reinstated (access required)

By Tim Talley Associated Press The federal government will restore the state’s flexibility to decide how to use $29 million in public school funding, Oklahoma officials said Monday.

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State delivers records in Oklahoma inmate lawsuit (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The head of the Department of Public Safety has complied with a federal judge’s order to deliver records to attorneys for 21 Oklahoma death-row inmates who have filed a lawsuit to block their executions.

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