Corrections reform measure passes Senate (access required)

Absent core language that would have required many prison sentences to run concurrently rather than consecutively, legislation enacting other reforms in Oklahoma corrections policy passed the state Senate Wednesday by 44-3. Part of the reasoning behind having most sentences run ...

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Repeal of municipal collective bargaining law passes second house (access required)

A House bill repealing the Oklahoma Municipal Employee Collective Bargaining Act gained approval in the Senate Tuesday, moving an important step closer to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk. The act, which grants collective bargaining rights to nonuniformed city workers, affects a ...

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Human rights, discrimination law changes spark debate (access required)

Senate bills making the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission part of the Office of the Attorney General and doing away with common law employment-discrimination lawsuits drew passionate debate in the state House Tuesday, although both measures passed. SB 763, by Sen. ...

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Bill makes Ardmore higher ed program part of SEOSU (access required)

A bill that as filed merely changed the name of the Ardmore Higher Education Program emerged from the Senate Monday as a measure making the program a branch campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The changes to HB1227were made in ...

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