Hearing one of his friends crying in another classroom, Plaza Towers Elementary School third-grader Christopher Legg left his own room and made his way down the hall to soothe the classmate’s fears as the May tornado headed toward their part ...Read More »
With just over three weeks left in the 2011 legislative session—and the state budget, redistricting and a boatload of conference committee work still hanging—it’s beginning to look less likely that session will end remarkably earlier than in past years. “We ...Read More »
Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, said Wednesday that the House and Senate have a budget framework in place and are waiting to hear from Gov. Mary Fallin’s office to hear her proposals. “They’re evaluating what we sent them,” ...Read More »
Just because things go relatively quiet on the Fourth Floor of the State Capitol, that doesn’t necessarily mean nothing is happening—quite the opposite, in fact. There comes a time every session, usually post-major-deadlines, when the legislating process takes on a ...
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After a previous week of racing toward their first-house floor deadline, state representatives and senators took it easy this week, by comparison, with little floor activity as each house begins its consideration of the other’s bills in committee. Although some ...
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