Despite a full $1 increase in the per-gallon price of gasoline in Oklahoma over the same time last year, the state’s economy continued to grow in April, State Treasurer Ken Miller said Tuesday. However, he indicated that could change if ...Read More »
HB 1446, the last-remaining immigration measure this session, was sent to conference Tuesday as House members rejected Senate amendments to the bill. Rep. Ben Sherrer, D-Chouteau, asked why the issue was being rushed through the process. He urged members not ...Read More »
A bill whose author said it is aimed at ensuring that municipal development impact fees are not used as taxes for unrelated purposes was sent on its way to Gov. Mary Fallin by the Senate Tuesday morning, but not before ...Read More »
Governor Mary Fallin has released the names of four appointees to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission. Each will serve a six-year term if confirmed by the Senate. “These individuals have years of experience in equestrianism and the horse-racing industry,” Fallin said. “I ...Read More »
Rep. Mike Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, just pressed his motion that the state House publicly reprimand Rep. SallyKern, R-Oklahoma City, for remarks she made late last Wednesday to the effect that African Americans do not want to work hard and that there may be ...Read More »
Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, just formally apologized in the House chamber for remarks she made last week during debate on an affirmative-action measure. At the time, Kern said, among other things, that there may be more African Americans in ...Read More »
The legislator who is tackling tax credits and Oklahoma’s tax code this coming summer is adding another “noncontroversial” issue to his platter: What he sees as out-of-line salaries of school superintendents, particularly those who oversee districts with fewer than 500 ...Read More »
Two measures that prompted fairly passionate debate on both sides met opposite fates under Gov. Mary Fallin’s pen on Friday. The governor signed HB 1593, which repeals the Oklahoma Municipal Employee Collective Bargaining Act. The measure by Rep. Steve Martin, ...
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Both legislative houses took Thursday off this week, with the House’s week ending in a session where Rep. Sally Kern’s late-Wednesday night debate on an affirmative-action ballot proposal drew criticism from both insides and outside of the Capitol (See post ...
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Eight recommendations for how to reform Oklahoma’s pension systems, which face a total unfunded liability of around $16 billion, will be presented to state leaders this session by the Oklahoma State Pension Commission. The panel adopted the reforms Thursday. State ...Read More »