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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Measure to abolish Indian Affairs Commission lacks only governor’s signature (access required)

A majority of senators followed their House colleagues today in approving HB 2172, which abolishes the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission and creates a Native American liaison post to be filled by gubernatorial appointment. Several senators debated against the measure. Sen. ...

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