By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Department of Corrections officials plan to take matters into their own hands as the agency’s funding problems become more evident. The state’s prisons are constantly over capacity. The most recent weekly count report, published ...Read More »
By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Nothing beats a face-to-face conversation. Criminal justice reform and incarceration rates have been at the political forefront for years. Statewide campaigns have implemented permanent change to lower sentences for drug possession. Lawmakers at ...
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic schoolteacher who defeated a Republican businessman in a special election for a state House seat in a traditionally GOP district is getting sworn into office. Jacob Rosecrants will take the oath of office Wednesday ...Read More »
By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – When Gov. Mary Fallin announced a special legislative session last week, she authorized a broad scope of topics, which came as a surprise to several analysts and academics. On Friday, Fallin filed ...Read More »
Joel Dean Journal Record Legislative Report In less than ten days the state will enter a special session to address budget holes left by the frantic passing of unconstitutional revenue. In preparation for renewed budget negotiations, the state asked each ...Read More »
By: Catherine Sweeney Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – After months of growing speculation, Gov. Mary Fallin has made it official. She called for the executive session that requires the Legislature to reconvene for a special session. She filed the document with the Oklahoma ...Read More »
By Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is taking a more local look at economic development. When Deby Snodgrass was appointed the director, she took a regional approach. The state was divided ...
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By Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s leaders who work on recruiting new businesses to Oklahoma will often hear a “No” from the prospect. One reason is that other states can offer money at the ...Read More »
By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record NORMAN – A special election flipped another Oklahoma legislative district from red to blue, but there is no consensus on why. The trend began in July, when Democrats flipped two seats. Both Democrats replaced ...Read More »