Legislature still getting schooled (access required)

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The second week of Oklahoma’s walkout for education is showing no signs of slowing. Throughout the first week, cold, rainy weather pushed thousands of protesters indoors. Thousands were outside as well, but ...

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Legislator’s bill would deregulate his family business

By: Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A state legislator authored a bill that would change oversight of the trucking industry, raising conflict-of-interest concerns. Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, has owned oil-field services company Allen Rathole Inc. for decades and his Senate Bill ...

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Chambers differ on walkout’s effects (access required)

By: Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – As the teacher walkout has made headlines across the globe, the state’s metro chamber of commerce leaders have different opinions on what it could mean for business recruitment. Greater Oklahoma City ...

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Teachers, students crowd Capitol (access required)

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Hope Davis, a 15-year-old student from Moore, held up a textbook that is only three years younger than she is. She and her classmates depend on books that old every day. As ...

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Teachers, state employees still plan to walk

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s largest school districts and a slew of public employees will maintain Monday’s walkout plans. The Oklahoma Legislature passed several bills this week, including a $400 million revenue package and pay raises ...

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Corporation Commission fee debate gets terse (access required)

By: Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A late-night House vote to raise oil production taxes changed the industry’s appetite for higher regulatory fees. Oil and gas producers reached a consensus with those that regulate the sector, but it wasn’t ...

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