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Senate passes criminal justice bills

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record April 17, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – After going through a more extensive process than just about any legislation of late, Oklahoma’s package of criminal justice reform measures passed off the Senate floor Tuesday. When going ...

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Incumbents eschew re-election bids

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Although Oklahoma saw a record number of candidates file for office last week, it also saw a high number of incumbents choosing not to file. More than 20 lawmakers won’t return to ...

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Record number of Oklahomans seeking office

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma saw its most engaged candidacy filing on record this week, and where residents chose to lodge strong competition revealed as much as where they didn’t. About 800 hopeful residents filed for ...

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Anti-tax activists start work on repeal

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Conservative activists are rallying to repeal the state’s $500 million of tax increases, and onlookers said that drive’s success will depend on the teacher walkout’s outcome. In March Oklahoma passed its ...

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Abandoned ideas resurface in revenue hunt (access required)

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahoma’s education walkout continues, the Legislature is eyeing revenue options that members seemed to abandon earlier this year. For the past three years, when trying to find ways to save money, state ...

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Legislature still getting schooled (access required)

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The second week of Oklahoma’s walkout for education is showing no signs of slowing. Throughout the first week, cold, rainy weather pushed thousands of protesters indoors. Thousands were outside as well, but ...

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