Senate judiciary panel passes Innocence Collaboration Act (access required)

A House measure that would authorize the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to collaborate with other entities, such as the Innocence Clinic at Oklahoma City University School of Law, to investigate and conduct forensic testing that may prove the factual ...

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Jolley income tax-elimination bill clears House subcommittee (access required)

A measure by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, that would eliminate the Oklahoma personal income tax by 2022 passed out of the House Revenue and Taxation Subcommittee Monday, clearing another hurdle as it and other income tax-cut bills are moved along ...

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Lawmakers question estimated fiscal cost of driver’s license restoration measure (access required)

A Senate measure on its way to the House A&B Committee would authorize the Department of Public Safety to enter into agreements to allow Oklahomans whose driver’s licenses have been revoked or suspended to drive between their home and work, ...

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Mandated cabinet status for Native American liaison questioned (access required)

A House measure that would add a Native American affairs division to Oklahoma’s gubernatorial cabinet system gained unanimous passage from the Senate General Government Committee Monday, but raised questions. Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, Senate author of the measure, said the ...

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Former Commerce Department employee hit with eight-count public reprimand from Ethics Commission (access required)

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission issued an eight-count public reprimand Friday against Robbie Ruminer, a former site-selection employee of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, regarding allegations that he released confidential information to an out-of-state company with which he later secured a ...

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Ethics Commission delays vote on new forms for independent expenditures, electioneering communications (access required)

Members of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission Friday delayed action on the format of new forms for reporting spending and contributions for independent expenditures and electioneering communications—changes aimed chiefly at complying with the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. ...

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