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Hearings for FY2019 budget begin (access required)

Hearings for FY2019 budget begin By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Lawmakers are still working on this year’s budget, but on Tuesday they got the ball rolling on next year’s. A few agencies are funded only through May ...

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Industry challenges oil tax initiative (access required)

Industry challenges oil tax initiative By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – About three weeks after it got filed, the initiative petition to raise Oklahoma’s oil and gas tax rate drew its first legal challenges. The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association ...

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Schulz appoints new committee chairmen (access required)

Schulz appoints new committee chairmen By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A few state Senate committees will see new chairmen this session, after the members who were filling the roles either resigned or moved to other committees. Senate ...

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Double duty for Legislature’s lawyers (access required)

Double duty for Legislature’s lawyers By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – As the Oklahoma Legislature’s second special session continues, the attorneys on staff are working double time. Lawmakers convened for three attempts at building a budget last year, ...

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Legislature patches funding holes for Medicaid, DHS (access required)

Legislature patches funding holes for Medicaid, DHS By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Legislature ensured services for some of the state’s most vulnerable residents will continue through April. Although the state’s budget remains in disrepair, lawmakers have ...

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