By: Sean Murphy Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s House speaker said Wednesday he plans changes to a program in which pastors deliver prayers and sermons to legislators amid criticism from interfaith leaders and some members that non-Christians are being ...Read More »
By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Charles McCall will continue his stint as the speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He faced a handful of challengers in the internal race, but the House Republican ...Read More »
By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Education officials and supporters are gearing up for what could be Oklahoma’s first teacher walkout since the 1990s. Education supporters have been voicing frustration for years. Oklahoma is ranked 50th for teacher pay, and ...Read More »
By Valerie Strauss The Washington Post School district administrators usually oppose teacher strikes. In Tulsa, however, public schools have been so strapped for cash that district leaders just pledged to support a walkout to try to get relief. And it looks as ...
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By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma could join the majority of states that have approved some kind of hemp production for industrial purposes within their boundaries. The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure that creates a ...Read More »
By: Brian Brus The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation now being pushed through Congress has made community bankers about as happy as they can be, short of a repeal of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. “The ...Read More »
By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Some of the state’s top elected officials announced that they broke their stalemate on criminal justice reform. Gov. Mary Fallin and some of the Legislature’s highest-ranking members have been working to pass ...Read More »
By: Associated Press March 5, 2018 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump insisted Monday that he’s “not backing down” on his plan to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum despite anxious warnings from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other congressional ...
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By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A push to raise oil and gas production taxes is seeing legal challenges before it has secured a place on the ballot. Oklahoma charges a gross production tax, which is levied as a percentage ...Read More »
By: Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Some in the oil and gas industry are saying no to higher interest rates on late payments. The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association is supporting another legislative measure that would change interest rates ...Read More »