For FY 2015, the State Regents for Higher Education are asking the legislature for an appropriation of $1.06 billion, which is $76.3 million or 7.7 percent more than they received for the current fiscal year.Read More »
Higher education officials appearing before a House committee Tuesday said that by comparison with their peers, increases in tuition and fees paid at Oklahoma public colleges and universities have been kept low over the past five years.Read More »
Shannon launches study of higher education governance structure with eye toward efficiencies, improving student success
House Speaker T.W. Shannon waded into a sensitive arena Tuesday—how state colleges and universities are governed and whether the structure needs to be changed in order to save money, without sacrificing value to students.Read More »
Boosting the number of Oklahoma college graduates will play a major role in the higher education budget for FY 2014, Chancellor Glen Johnson told lawmakers, higher ed officials and others Wednesday.Read More »
Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities have cut costs by more than $347 million over the past four years, higher education Chancellor Glen Johnson told a Senate budget subcommittee Thursday. Johnson said savings occurred in energy conservation and conversion, information technology, ...Read More »
Reynolds wants to close loophole he says wrongfully allows legislators to take high-paying state jobs
Former Oklahoma lawmakers could not accept state-government jobs—unless they agree to take home a salary capped at the basic $38,400 legislative pay for the first two years after their term of office ends—under a measure filed by Rep. Mike Reynolds, ...
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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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