Court denies Leftwich move to have case dismissed (access required)

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied a petition from former Sen. Debbe Leftwich to have a bribery case against her dismissed. The state’s highest appellate court in criminal cases affirmed a ruling by Special Judge Stephen Alcorn handed ...

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Fallin, 28 other governors say repeal federal health care law, reform Medicaid (access required)

In a letter to key members of Congress, Gov. Mary Fallin and 28 other Republican governors called Monday for repeal of the new federal health care law and outlined their recommendations for reform of the Medicaid program. “The delivery of ...

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Rainy Day deposit could double $70 million forecast, finance director says (access required)

It’s down to $2.03 now, but the state’s constitutional Rainy Day Fund may be due for a major infusion of funds in July, State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger said Monday. “We won’t know the figure until next month, but it’s ...

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U.S. Supreme Court: No First Amendment protection for lawmakers’ right to vote (access required)

Rejecting a Sparks, Nevada, council member’s argument challenging the constitutionality of a law prohibiting elected officials from voting on issues in which they have an interest, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the First Amendment does not extend its ...

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Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools to offer online academy (access required)

Oklahoma students in grades K-11 will be able to attend public school online for free through the Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy being offered by Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools, officials announced Monday. Kristi Gifford is president of the independent board that ...

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