Tag Archives: Jim Wilson

Republicans achieve record majorities in state House, Senate (access required)

At the end of the day—and it was a late day—Oklahoma Republicans emerged from Election Day with even stronger majorities in both houses of the legislature. With all precincts in—barring a close House race whose result could change—the political party ...

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Wilson seeks AG probe of alleged change in ‘original’ campaign finance report filed by GOP candidate for Senate seat (access required)

Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, asked Attorney General Scott Pruitt Monday to investigate what the senator said was the removal from the Ethics Commission Web site of an original contribution and expenditure report filed by the campaign of Republican Wayne Shaw, ...

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Intangible personal property tax exemption proposal passes Senate (access required)

With opposing lawmakers saying the plan could cost millions of dollars in property tax revenue to schools, counties and other government entities, senators Tuesday morning approved a plan to exempt all intangible personal property from ad valorem taxation.

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The Hippie and the Marine: An extraordinary journey (access required)

It was the late 1960s. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps serving a tour in the Vietnam War. She was a self-described hippie protesting the war. Their paths would not cross until more than three decades later. ...

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Northeastern Oklahoma lawmakers criticize GRDA plan to buy Tulsa office building (access required)

Eight Oklahoma legislators from both parties have sent a letter to the Grand River Dam Authority board of directors calling the power authority’s plan to purchase a building in Tulsa “an assault upon and insult to northeastern Oklahoma.”

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Capitol week in review (April 23-27) (access required)

It is not unheard of for tempers to flare up as Oklahoma lawmakers sprint toward deadlines. Some issues do not make it out of committee or receive a hearing on the House or Senate floor for one reason or another. ...

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Anti-abortion measures pass Senate; RU-486 restriction bill on way to Fallin’s desk (access required)

House bills authorizing civil actions if certain abortion requirements are not met and placing restrictions on the use of RU-486 passed the Senate Tuesday—the latter measure now on its way to the desk of Gov. Mary Fallin.

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