Rep. Don Armes recalled Tuesday driving up to the Capitol with his family after being elected for the first time in 2002. With the building lit up at night, he recalled thinking it would be “a cool place to work.”Read More »
After members of the House Judiciary Committee raised numerous questions about its scope, the panel laid over a bill by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid, which would exempt sellers of products from liability for claims arising from defects if certain criteria ...Read More »
A House interim study likely to garner attention is Speaker T.W. Shannon’s look into the pros and cons of term limits for judges and the effectiveness of the existing appointment process.
Tagged with: Ann Coody Don Armes drought judicial term limits Marie Price Oklahoma Supreme Court Open Records Act Paul Wesselhoft sex offender registration Sky McNiel storm shelters T.W. Shannon tort reformRead More »
Two measures increasing fees small-loan companies, “B” lenders can charge gain quick passage out of House committee
With little discussion and no debate, two Senate measures that would allow small-loan companies and so-called “B” lenders to charge higher fees gained easy passage Wednesday afternoon out of the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee.Read More »
Capitol week in review (March 11-15), Part 1: Both houses hit rough patches as session races toward original-house third-reading deadline
NOTE: This post will be followed with an additional story about legislation considered during this third-reading deadline week, about which we did not write individual articles. No one (A.) brought a gun into either legislative chamber this week, (B.) used the ...Read More »
He’s about eight-feet tall with bright yellow feathers, but a major Sesame Street character apparently has a lot of admirers in the state House—and by the end of one of the more passionate debates of a contentious week Thursday, he ...
Tagged with: 2022 David Dank de-fund Don Armes Earl Sears Emily Virgin Eric Proctor failed funding Harold Wright HB 2218 Jeff Hickman Kevin Matthews Leslie Osborn Marie Price OETA Oklahoma Educational Television Authorit phase out Scott Inman sunset Tom NewellRead More »
Today’s primaries will settle several legislative races, as only two members from a particular party filed in certain districts. In another two currently Democratic Senate districts, only Republicans filed, so they will automatically switch from blue to red.
Tagged with: Charles Laster Clark Jolley Dan Arthrell Dan Boren Dan Sullivan Don Armes Elise Hall George Faught Glen Mulready Guy Liebmann Katie Henke Marian Cooksey Marie Price Paul Blair primaries Tea Party Todd Thomsen Tom AdelsonRead More »
With two Democratic members not signing off on the conference report, 10 members of the House General Conference Com. on Appropriations attached their signatures Friday to a new version of HB 3061 that contains the income tax-reduction agreement announced Thursday ...Read More »
With 11 Oklahoma streams recommended for removal from a federal list of impaired streams and more than 150 additional streams so clean they will be kept off the list, state landowners and officials are to be commended for working together ...Read More »