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Oklahoma House defeats joint gubernatorial ticket amendment (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The Oklahoma House has narrowly defeated a bill to ask voters to decide whether the governor and lieutenant governor should run jointly.

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Bills to reign in state tax credits in Oklahoma pass Senate (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Bills designed to provide more scrutiny and oversight of some of the hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of state tax credits have passed the Oklahoma Senate.

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Using GPS to track people added to Oklahoma stalking law (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Using a GPS device to track a person’s movement would be added to the definition of criminal stalking under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma House.

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News recap for March 3, 2015 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing) (access required)

News recap for March 3, 2015 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing)

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In brief: Minimum wage hike rejected (access required)

(JRLR) – Only one House Republican joined House Democrats when a vote was taken Monday on a proposal to increase the minimum wage in Oklahoma.

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Battle lines: Pruitt fights to prevent eminent domain seizures for wind power transmission (access required)

By Dale Denwalt The Journal Record In the fight to build power lines from the Oklahoma Panhandle to Tennessee, Clean Line Energy Partners has a new foe.

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Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House (access required)

By Sean Murphy Associated Press Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives.

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Oklahoma House approves Right to Try experimental drug bill (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The Oklahoma House has approved legislation that would give terminally ill patients access to experimental medications that are not yet on pharmacy shelves.

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Ground control: Bill would provide more transparency in urban renewal changes (access required)

By Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record The process regarding urban renewal projects does not give adequate public notice, state Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Tulsa, said he heard from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa residents.

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Harnessing the wind: Bills would keep turbines away from schools, hospitals (access required)

By Dale Denwalt The Journal Record  Wind energy companies may have to place their turbines 1.5 nautical miles from schools and hospitals under legislation authored by two of the Legislature’s top lawmakers.

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