Legislature passes life without parole for children

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record May 2, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that makes massive changes to the sentencing procedures for minors convicted of first-degree murder, and members allowed that policy to circumvent the vetting process ...

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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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