State growth picking up steam, says Miller (access required)

With June gross revenue collections surging by 15.5 percent compared with the same month in 2010, Oklahoma’s economic expansion is accelerating, State Treasurer Ken Miller said Tuesday. “We’re now entering the third year of the cyclical expansion,” he said. “Oklahoma’s ...

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Happy Fourth! (access required)

 And it looks like it will be hot, hot, hot, even without fireworks. Like many others, 23rd and Lincoln is taking a short breather over the long holiday weekend. We will resume posting on Tuesday, July 5. Enjoy, and be ...

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Several legislative measures take effect Friday (access required)

Thanks largely to a coalition of disenchanted conservative House Republicans who joined with Democrats to block emergency clauses on bills, most of the measures approved during the 2011 legislative session cannot take effect until 90 days after sine die adjournment. ...

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Tribe’s sovereign immunity protects it from former employees’ lawsuit, court holds (access required)

The Miami-based Seneca-Cayuga Tribe did not expressly waive its sovereign immunity in a resolution governing employment of dozens of tribal employees who were terminated, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has held. “Waiver of sovereign immunity was neither expressed nor consented to in the ...

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Doak revokes insurance license of woman who pleaded guilty to crime in Texas (access required)

Tiffany Lynn Lewis obtained an insurance license in Oklahoma, which was renewed in 2010, not disclosing the fact that she had been disbarred from legal practice and pleaded guilty to misapplication of almost $60,000 of fiduciary funds in Texas in ...

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