All of us whose budget belts have tightened in recent years have something in common with the state of Oklahoma. During FY 08, the last fiscal year before the recession, state general revenue collections totaled $5.9 billion, fairly stable with ...Read More »
Fourteen measures to enact some form of what has become known as “Caylee’s Law” have been filed by lawmakers in nine states, according to information from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Legislators in 13 other states, including at least ...Read More »
The phase “Well, at least it’s a dry heat” has lost its luster in Oklahoma, if it ever had any. Friday marked the 30th day that most of Oklahoma saw top temperatures of 100 degrees or higher, exacerbating the drought that ...Read More »
Think of this as a pre-weekend break from politics, government agencies, statutes, interim studies, budget cuts, other issues at the State Capitol—and the !@#$%&!!!! heat… A few days ago I learned about one of the neatest ideas I’ve come across in ...
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The FY 2012 budget for Oklahoma’s career and technology education system would get a $6.3 million supplemental appropriation under a tentative proposal presented to the Board of Career and Technology Education Thursday. Chief Financial Officer Jim Aulgur stressed that the ...
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One of the many successes of Oklahoma’s career tech system is the Training for Industry Growth program, or TIG, and its resources could be used to meet a current critical need for truck drivers, particularly in the energy industry, the ...
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The 13th multicounty grand jury recessed Wednesday, ending its three-day July session. After hearing testimony from witnesses and receiving numerous exhibits in several different matters, the grand jury returned one indictment. Grand jurors did not complete their investigation on all matters ...Read More »
… will be decided at a new election to determine who will serve as head of the 300,000-member Cherokee Nation. That’s the decision coming out of the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court today. After four different tallies, in which Principal Chief ...Read More »
We may know by Thursday whether Chad Smith has been elected to a fourth term as principal chief of the 300,000-member Cherokee Nation or whether the Cherokee Supreme Court has ordered a new election between Smith and challenger Bill John Baker. ...Read More »
SoonerPoll is expanding its new Quarterly Poll to allow more individuals and organizations to obtain feedback on questions and issues they want researched. The Quarterly Poll surveys 500 likely Oklahoma voters. Participants add questions to the poll and upon completion ...Read More »