Fallin names four to horse racing panel (access required)

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 ...

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Updates: HB 1593 and HB 1227 (access required)

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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Capitol week in review (April 25-29) (access required)

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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Pension commission adopts reform slate to tackle $16 billion unfunded liability (access required)

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 ...

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