HD 71 special election candidate challenge to be addressed tomorrow (access required)

 The State Election Board will convene at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 419-C of the State Capitol to hear the only candidacy challenge to come out of the crowded Republican field vying to succeed Rep. Dan Sullivan in Tulsa’s House ...

Read More »

Audit unveils questionable expenditures, potential conflicts of interest at GRDA, refers several situations to attorney general (access required)

An attitude of corporate entitlement rather than public-agency responsibility, potential conflicts of interest in which some executive and board members may have exploited their official capacities for personal benefit, circumvention of state law to ensure a $225,000 paycheck for a ...

Read More »

Misused government regulations, need for skilled workforce cited as key issues by business executives (access required)

Lack of workers trained in needed skills and business delays caused by misused government regulations and the actions of some advocacy organizations were two key issues cited by corporate executives at The State Chamber Public Affairs Forum and Governor’s Economic ...

Read More »

Final filing day sees flurry of new candidates seeking Tulsa’s House District 71 (access required)

Note: Click here for links to the full listings of all special election and presidential primary candidates, from all three days of filings. There will be no primary to choose a successor to Sen. Andrew Rice in Oklahoma City’s Senate District ...

Read More »

State leaders on both sides urge studied approach to reducing income tax (access required)

Reducing or even eliminating Oklahoma’s personal income tax is a worthy goal, but should be undertaken gradually, Republican state leaders said at Wednesday’s economic development forum sponsored by The State Chamber. Democrats took an even more cautious stance.  “I think ...

Read More »

Santorum presidential filing papers submitted Tuesday (access required)

The number of presidential hopefuls seeking a place on Oklahoma’s March 6 Presidential Preferential Primary ballot grew by one Tuesday afternoon, as Oklahoma Republican Party political Director Jeff Peters filed the appropriate documents for former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, ...

Read More »

Second minister files for Senate District 20 special election (access required)

Another minister filed for the vacant Senate District 20 seat Tuesday afternoon. Chris Humphreys, 57, is pastor of Heartland Baptist Church in Warr Acres, but lives in Guthrie. He also does inventory auditing work for several retailers. A Republican, Humphreys ...

Read More »