Press Association: HB 1559 is bad public policy (access required)

A bill whose CCR the House just rejected is bad public policy and would limit taxpayers’ ability to uncover misdeeds, official with the Oklahoma Press Association said after the vote. “There should remain a limitation on attorney-client privilege for public bodies,” said ...

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Fallin signs private-school scholarship measure into law (access required)

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Monday that authorizes state income tax credits for individuals and businesses that contribute to eligible scholarship-granting organizations, which are also established by SB 969, by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, and Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing. Credits ...

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Land Office funding will help ease cuts to education, Fallin says (access required)

State officials announced Monday that the Commissioners of the Land Office expect to distribute a record $124 million to schools by the end of the 2011 fiscal year, which ends in June. Land office officials said indications point to another ...

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