The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday concluded an unprecedented three days of hearings in which it heard oral arguments for and against the federal health care law. Wednesday’s sessions focused on two issues. A case filed by the National Federation of ...Read More »
Enforcement of a 2010 Oklahoma law that requires women about to undergo an abortion to submit to an ultrasound procedure was permanently blocked from enforcement Wednesday by Oklahoma County District Judge Bryan Dixon. Granting summary judgment for Nova Health Systems, ...Read More »
A Senate measure that would create a working group within the Department of Environmental Quality to study the recycling issue—including increasing the use of recyclable containers and reducing the part containers play in the solid waste stream—was passed unanimously by ...
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Shortly after recessing a few minutes just now (for a caucus or two?), the House tabled HR 1052, which contains the House Code of Conduct and Ethics Rules drafted by the House Ethics Committee chaired by Rep. Gary Banz. Saying ...Read More »
Measure requiring heads of appropriated agencies to be appointed by governor fails in House Rules Committee
Populist Oklahoma’s gubernatorial system was established with a weak structure on purpose, Rep. Cory Williams said Wednesday. “It seems lately we’ve been doing our best to reverse that,” Williams, D-Stillwater, told the House Rules Committee, referring to measures that consolidate ...Read More »
SB 1908, under which the governor would appoint the directors of virtually all appropriated agencies, failed this morning in the House Rules Committee, on a vote of 5-7. Opposing members’ comments focused mainly on concern that the measure might concentrate ...Read More »
The “Personhood Act,” which expresses the legislative finding that human life begins at conception, passed out of the House Public Health Committee Tuesday on a vote of 7-4. The measure, SB 1433, by Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, and Rep. Lisa ...
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Implementation of a state facilities energy conservation program could result in $300 million-$500 million in savings over a 10-year period, Rep. Scott Martin told the House Energy and Utility Regulation Committee Tuesday. The program, to be overseen by the state ...
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