Legislative Democrats: Session not good for working Oklahomans (access required)

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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Fallin bill schedule leaves tight window for possible workers’ comp trailer bill veto override (access required)

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 ...

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Eight consolidation, workers’ comp, business-friendly measures get Fallin OK (access required)

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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Fallin announces wind energy facility to open in Woodward (access required)

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 ...

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IT’S OVER! (Unless it’s not) (access required)

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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If I never hear again … (access required)

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 ...

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