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Senate approves cuts, blames House (access required)

Senate approves cuts, blames House By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate virtually secured across-the-board cuts on Wednesday, and members blatantly placed the blame on the House of Representatives. They approved House Bill 1020, a special legislative ...

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Bill would force doctors to call police (access required)

Bill would force doctors to call police By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill filed this year could help medical professionals breathe a little easier when they advocate for victims. State Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, introduced ...

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Senator proposes abuse prevention training (access required)

Senator proposes abuse prevention training By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – In the weeks after sexual abuse within schools made headlines, a state senator filed legislation that would require training on appropriate relationships between teachers and students. State ...

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Bill would clarify terms of consolidation order (access required)

Bill would clarify terms of consolidation order By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The term “instructional expenditures” has for months raised concerns about a recent executive order, but a bill filed this legislative session could fix that. In ...

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Bill would reroute TSET funds (access required)

Bill would reroute TSET funds By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A new bill would change how Oklahoma spends its tobacco settlement money, but unlike other proposals, it wouldn’t take money out of the endowment trust. Senate Bill 1149 would ...

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