Oklahoma Public Employees Association Executive Director Sterling Zearley said Friday that the Oklahoma Employee Benefits Council director has hired a lobbying firm to pursue the council’s agenda at the State Capitol, a move Zearley said is improper. “Using state funds to ...Read More »
After a previous week of racing toward their first-house floor deadline, state representatives and senators took it easy this week, by comparison, with little floor activity as each house begins its consideration of the other’s bills in committee. Although some ...
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Gov. Mary Fallin announced her appointments to the six-member Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on Friday, reappointing only one of the members placed on the panel by her predecessor, Gov. Brad Henry. New members tapped by Fallin are : G. Carl Gibson, ...Read More »
Who said, “The car has gone off the road into a ditch because of its bald tires, and it will go off the road again. We need new tires, we need a new tax system.” Would it help if you ...Read More »
It is out of character for Connie Plumlee to speak up in public, but her life circumstances have placed her front and center in the Oklahoma lawsuit reform debate. Plumlee, a Collinsville teacher, was burned in December 2009 when her ...
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The year was 1981, there was a strong Democratic majority in both houses of the Oklahoma Legislature (73-28 in the House), and it was time for redistricting, as it is this year. In a House meeting room, lawmakers were chuckling ...Read More »
Oklahoma students will be in the Senate chamber Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. to discuss anti-bullying legislation. HB 1461, by Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, adds cyberbullying to statutes that establish how schools should deal with bullying. It also expands the issues school ...Read More »
A House immigration measure that has critics on both sides of the issue made its way out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday with a stricken enacting clause. Sponsor Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, called HB 1446 a “work in progress” ...Read More »
Another plank in the legislative leadership’s lawsuit reform platform moved to within shouting distance of Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk on the second floor of the State Capitol late Monday afternoon, as the House Judiciary Committee approved a measure to abolish ...Read More »
… a 21-year-old drinking age has not always been the case, at least not for Oklahoma women? Until 1976, under Oklahoma law, women over the age of 18 could purchase what was then referred to as “nonintoxicating 3.2 beer,” but ...Read More »