Tulsa Republican Rep. Dan Sullivan has been chosen to succeed former state Sen. Kevin Easley as CEO and director of investments of the Grand River Dam Authority. Easley, who resigned earlier this year, now works for a company owned by ...Read More »
Wednesday, the task force Rep. David Dank co-chairs looked mainly at railroad and film tax credits, but those were not uppermost in the Oklahoma City Republican’s mind as the meeting adjourned. The panel had just received a report from the ...
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Rep. David Dank told members of the tax credit task force he co-chairs Wednesday that he wants to take the panel’s review to a new level: The Oklahoma Supreme Court. Dank wants to base a request to the court on ...Read More »
Update to the update: The tribal election commission certified results Wednesday in the Cherokee principal chief election, with a final tally showing Bill John Baker with 10,703 votes to 9,128 votes for Chad Smith, whose term as chief ended in August. ...
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With the Cherokee Nation Election Commission still counting votes from a principal-chief election period expanded by an agreement between the tribe’s acting chief and attorney general and lawyers for Cherokee Freedmen, the Cherokee Supreme Court Monday issued an order striking ...Read More »
NOTE: See reaction post below this article When the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck out an unconstitutional county-based population formula on Sept. 1, its ruling took in language Sen. Jim Wilson was asking the district court to apply to the 2011 ...
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NOTE: This post outlining Judge Davis’s ruling and reactions to it will be followed by a separate article tracing the arguments made by both sides. Oklahoma County District Judge Lisa Davis dismissed Sen. Jim Wilson’s legal challenge to the Senate redistricting plan ...Read More »
WILL BE UPDATED: Oklahoma County judge dimisses Wilson’s Senate redistricting lawsuit–appeal expected
Oklahoma County District Judge Lisa Davis dismissed Sen. Jim Wilson’s legal challenge to the Senate redistricting plan Monday morning. “My recommendation is that we appeal the decision,” said Mark Hammons, Wilson’s attorney. Attorneys for the State Election Board, Senate and ...Read More »
In one of those weird things that occur occasionally in politics, voters will choose tomorrow a new lawmaker to represent Senate District 43, which covers parts of far southern Oklahoma County and northern Cleveland County–for a while, at least. Neither ...Read More »
Income, sales and gross production tax figures for first quarter reflect economic growth, says finance director
Revenue from state taxes that are particularly reflective of a healthy economy helped fuel double-digit growth in the state’s general fund during the first three months of FY 12, state finance Director Preston Doerflinger said Monday. For the first quarter, ...Read More »