State budget headed to governor

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record April 27, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Legislature made history on Friday. For the first time in decades, the state budget was adopted weeks ahead of the constitutional deadline. And for the first time in ...

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House harnesses wind credits

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record April 25, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the most controversial bills of the legislative session finally made it to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, and it just barely passed. Senate Bill 888 would end ...

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Young teens could get life without parole

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record April 23, 2018 Judge would consider only a preponderance of the evidence OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that was intended to decrease the state’s prison population has morphed into a measure that lowers the standard ...

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Oklahoma Legislature ponders early adjournment

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record April 20, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – This year’s legislative session could end in as little as two weeks. Top-ranking House Republicans announced that since before the term began in February, they’ve been planning to adjourn on ...

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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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