Tag Archives: Don Armes

Two measures increasing fees small-loan companies, “B” lenders can charge gain quick passage out of House committee (access required)

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.

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Capitol week in review (March 11-15), Part 1: Both houses hit rough patches as session races toward original-house third-reading deadline (access required)

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 ...

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Do you like your ‘Big Bird’ original or extra-crispy? (access required)

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 ...

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UPDATED (Jolley/Blair war chest data)Primary elections: Races we’re following today (access required)

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.

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State streams continue water-quality success stories, officials report (access required)

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 ...

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