Yarbrough steps down as DHS commission chairman; to remain on panel (access required)

Oklahoma City businessman Brad Yarbrough announced Tuesday that he is resigning as chairman of the Oklahoma Commission for Human Services, but will remain a member of the panel that over sees the Department of Human Services.

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Justices want to hear arguments in two protests against wine-in-grocery-stores ballot proposal (access required)

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor has signed an order scheduling oral arguments for June 21 on two protests against an initiative measure that would authorize the sale of wine in grocery stores, warehouse clubs, superstores and super markets.

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State justices breathe new life into lawsuit over numerical requirement for association payroll deductions (access required)

If a federal court finds it unconstitutional, language requiring employee associations to have at least 2,000 members to qualify for payroll deduction of dues may be severed from the remainder a statute outlining what types of items may be deducted ...

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Republicans, Democrats vie for Oklahoma 3rd Congressional District (access required)

 By Tim Talley Associated Press As Oklahoma’s senior member of the U.S. House, Republican Rep. Frank Lucas touts his influence as chairman of the House Agricultural Committee as a prime reason for re-electing him to an 11th term in Oklahoma’s ...

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Chamber group’s judicial rating effort aimed at stacking court, says Gungoll (access required)

“I think it’s very dangerous. I think if either party or either side of the aisle or either ideology attempts to stack the court, we all lose. I think that’s what these efforts are directed toward.” That’s Oklahoma City attorney ...

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