House income tax-reduction bill modified by Senate panel to include revenue trigger (access required)

A House-authored income tax-cut measure was changed in the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday to tie reductions to a revenue-growth trigger targeting only sales and use taxes, motor vehicle taxes and corporate income taxes.

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Senate Judiciary Committee passes bill authorizing lawsuits for violation of abortion laws (access required)

By 6-3, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure Tuesday that would allow women to file civil actions against abortion providers who negligently violate one of several Oklahoma laws regarding abortion, including informed-consent mandates.

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U.S. Supreme Court seeks federal government’s input in Texas water district case against Oklahoma (access required)

In a brief order issued Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court asked for legal filings outlining the federal government’s opinion in a lawsuit filed by the Tarrant Regional Water District, in north Texas, against the state of Oklahoma.

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