About 74.5 percent of Oklahoma’s 149 state legislators report having a bachelor’s degree or higher, near the national level of 74.7 percent among the 7,000-plus lawmakers in all 50 states, according to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. ...Read More »
Another candidate, Del City Democrat Larry Foster, 58, withdrew from the race for the Senate District 43 special election Friday, shrinking the candidate field down to three. However, one of two Republicans is challenging the other’s eligibility. Democrat Kenneth Meador, ...Read More »
Legislation that affected state revenue this past session—up or down—netted out to an increase of more than $27 million, or $25.8 million at the 95 percent appropriation level, the State Equalization Board certified Friday. However, there have already been enough ...
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When Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a federal court lawsuit in January challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new Obama administration health care law, he was hardly alone, nor was Oklahoma the first state to sue ...Read More »
Just before he was fired as Oklahoma’s chief medical examiner in February of last year, Dr. Collie Trant made statements about retaining counsel and reporting to outside authorities alleged wrongdoing he had uncovered that he claimed tainted a grand jury ...Read More »
Republicans: Greg Childers, 41, of Del City. Theresa Nelson, 45, of Oklahoma City, marketing background. Democrats: Kenneth Meador, 30, Moore, community college student, eight-year Iraq combat medic. Larry Foster, 58, Del City. Withdrew: Paul Wesselhoft, 63, Moore. Candidates have until ...Read More »
State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Moore, withdrew from the Senate District 43 race Wednesday, but not, he says, because he fears he cannot win the seat. Wesselhoft said he is confident he could win the special election to serve out the remainder of ...Read More »
Flanked by Democratic Party officials, eight-year U.S. Army medic Kenneth Meador, 30, became the fourth person Wednesday to file for the state Senate District 43 seat being vacated in July by Sen. Jim Reynolds. The senator will assume the post ...Read More »
Note: More information on Meador to follow: The latest filers for the soon-to-be vacant state Senate District 43 seat are two Democrats: Kenneth Meador, 30, Moore, now attending Oklahoma City Community College after serving three tours as a combat medic in ...Read More »
From abortion to immigration, judicial redistricting and issues that blew up during the 2011 legislative session—such as closing state parks and whether to convert the Ardmore Higher Education Center to a branch campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University—House Speaker Kris ...
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