The final mainline paving contract for the I-40 Crosstown project was approved by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission Monday, for the key downtown span from Western Ave. to just west of Byers. Completion is expected around the end of April of ...Read More »
The Oklahoma Supreme Court wants to hear oral argument on an issue raised by former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich in the state’s prosecution of Leftwich and state Rep. Randy Terrill on allegations of bribery. Leftwich contends that the speech and ...Read More »
State officials are on board with a proposal announced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn and U.S. Rep. James Lankford that would allow states to opt out of federal highway and mass transit programs, providing flexibility to the states to ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has been quite friendly to free speech claims, particularly during its most recent session, but has been more limiting in its approach to religion-based claims under the Establishment Clause, says constitutional ...
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Members of the State Board of Education approved new emergency rules Thursday reflecting legislation that repealed the trial de novo process for terminated career teachers. Under trial de novo, a teacher could appeal his or her termination directly to district ...
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At least one venue for the next round of pension reform in Oklahoma may be in the courtroom. Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Thursday that he is launching an investigation into claims of potential fraud in how returns on foreign ...Read More »
Former state Sen. Herb Rozell of Tahlequah has resigned from the State Board of Education, effective June 23. A spokesman said Gov. Mary Fallin’s office received the single-sentence resignation letter on July 1, “and has been working since then to ...Read More »
It would be legally insupportable and logically and ethically unsound to delay a lawsuit challenging the state Senate redistricting plan until after the 2012 elections a Senate leader recommends, Sen. Jim Wilson’s attorney says in a legal filing with the ...Read More »
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a disaster declaration Wednesday covering 74 Oklahoma counties affected by drought and wildfires, in response to a request from Gov. Mary Fallin. The declaration covers all but Nowata, Craig and Ottawa counties. The governor ...Read More »
By Rabiah Alicia Burks American Bar Association News Service July 26, 2011 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today heard from legal experts that people with arrest and conviction records face legal barriers when seeking employment, and that ...Read More »