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As session lags, bills mount (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Legislature is headed into its seventh week of the special session. The $30,000 price tag on each legislative day has been grabbing attention, but that isn’t the only financial problem the ...

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Fallin, GOP leaders reach budget deal (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a familiar scene: the governor, the speaker of the House and the Senate president pro tempore standing under shining lights in the Blue Room to announce a budget deal ...

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Government-branded swag bill questioned (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A representative’s so-called anti-swag bill has resurfaced following its committee death during the regular session, but critics aren’t moved by its latest updates. State Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee, introduced a measure at ...

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Special session starts quietly (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The first day of Oklahoma’s special legislative session was quiet and uneventful, and officials said that is going to be somewhat typical. Lawmakers began their floor proceedings a little after 1:30 ...

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