Tag Archives: Doug Cox

Capitol repair bond issue slammed down with 34-62 vote in state House (access required)

A Senate measure calling for a $160 million bond issue to repair the aging Capitol building was soundly defeated in the House Tuesday on a vote of 34-62, with numerous Republicans joining their Democratic colleagues in opposition.

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Banning youth access to e-cigarettes to get another ‘go-round’ next session (access required)

An issue that played a role in one of the more divisive last-minute House floor battles last session—prohibiting youth access to electronic cigarettes—will resurface in 2014, as two legislators vow to file a measure calling for such a ban.

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E-cigarette, ‘tobacco-derived product’ bill’s conference version turned down by House (access required)

As was signaled by its bumpy introduction on the House floor Tuesday, a tobacco-industry effort to levy reduced taxes on so-called e-cigarettes and tobacco-derived products such as “snus” ran aground in the House after a couple of hours of discussion ...

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Olson: HB 1721 will save Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program; Inman: Lower income cap will mean many students will lose promise of college education (access required)

Between 2003 and now, the cost of the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program has risen from $4.5 million to $63 million, growth that is unsustainable, Rep. Leslie Osborn told the House Monday.

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(Full article) EMS service needs are not one-size-fits-all, but all need dependable funding sources, panel told (access required)

After hearing from Thursday morning’s 10 speakers before the House Public Health Committee on the issue of ensuring that emergency medical services are available statewide on a long-term, sustainable basis, it is clear that each local or regional EMS system ...

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