Retired information technology executive Greg Grodhaus has been tapped for a vacant position on the Grand River Dam Authority board by Gov. Mary Fallin. Grodhaus will serve out the remainder of the term of Terry Frost, who resigned earlier this year. ...Read More »
Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill that allows firearms to be brought onto career-tech center campuses if they are locked in a vehicle in a parking area. HB 1652 also allows firearms to be brought onto career-tech property authorized for ...Read More »
Average Oklahomans, workers in particular, fared poorly from the 2011 legislative session when all is said and done, legislative Democrats say—but the business side of the ledger made out quite handsomely. “I think your average Oklahoman, who is not part ...
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If Gov. Mary Fallin vetoes, SB 761, the workers’ compensation trailer bill, currently recessed legislators may have a scant amount of time to attempt an override. Approved Wednesday of last week, the measure is not scheduled for the governor’s consideration until ...Read More »
Eight more bills on Gov. Mary Fallin’s agenda are now law, having received the governor’s signature Tuesday morning. “I think this is one of the best sessions in Oklahoma history for pro-growth, pro-business,” the governor said. Fallin said the signings put ...
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Gov. Mary Fallin is expected to sign HB 1652, the measure that allows guns to be locked in vehicles on career-tech parking areas. The bill also allows firearms to be brought onto career-tech property authorized for use of handguns, and property ...Read More »
The dozen or so immigration-related measures dropped in the Oklahoma legislative hopper–none of which was ultimately enacted–were a drop in the bucket among the 50 states and Puerto Rico, reports the National Conference of State legislatures. According to a new ...Read More »
Siemens Energy will begin construction this month of a wind service distribution center in Woodward, Gov. Mary Fallin announced Monday while attending the annual American Wind Energy Association convention in Anaheim, Calif. Officials said two facilities totaling 64,000 square feet ...Read More »
Both houses of the Oklahoma Legislature left the State Capitol before 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, with no intention of coming back next week—but they didn’t adjourn. House and Senate leaders agreed to recess the 2011 session Friday, leaving sine die ...
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Phrases and terms I will not miss if I never them again (or, at least not until session convenes next year): “Geological area” (as opposed to “geographical area”?): During discussions of the redistricting process for redrawing House and Senate district ...Read More »