Who said, “The car has gone off the road into a ditch because of its bald tires, and it will go off the road again. We need new tires, we need a new tax system.” Would it help if you ...Read More »
It is out of character for Connie Plumlee to speak up in public, but her life circumstances have placed her front and center in the Oklahoma lawsuit reform debate. Plumlee, a Collinsville teacher, was burned in December 2009 when her ...
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The year was 1981, there was a strong Democratic majority in both houses of the Oklahoma Legislature (73-28 in the House), and it was time for redistricting, as it is this year. In a House meeting room, lawmakers were chuckling ...Read More »
Oklahoma students will be in the Senate chamber Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. to discuss anti-bullying legislation. HB 1461, by Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, adds cyberbullying to statutes that establish how schools should deal with bullying. It also expands the issues school ...Read More »
A House immigration measure that has critics on both sides of the issue made its way out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday with a stricken enacting clause. Sponsor Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, called HB 1446 a “work in progress” ...Read More »
Another plank in the legislative leadership’s lawsuit reform platform moved to within shouting distance of Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk on the second floor of the State Capitol late Monday afternoon, as the House Judiciary Committee approved a measure to abolish ...Read More »
… a 21-year-old drinking age has not always been the case, at least not for Oklahoma women? Until 1976, under Oklahoma law, women over the age of 18 could purchase what was then referred to as “nonintoxicating 3.2 beer,” but ...Read More »
Now that the floor-deadline dust has settled after a contentious final week in the larger chamber, House Republicans are pointing to several bill passages they’re counting in the win column for their 2011 session agenda, including among others: Three measures ...Read More »
And what a week it was. Not only were members of both houses careening along on the runaway train known as original-house floor deadline week, but dissent in one body boiled over in public and two lawmakers were hit with ...
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(Meeting all alone, the Senate having aced the original-house deadline and left the Capitol Wednesday, a day early, saving taxpayers a whopping $5,000—so says Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa) Ongoing fractiousness among the House GOP contingent (not to ...
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