By Warren Vieth And Mark Lash Oklahoma Watch OKLAHOMA CITY – Buried deep in the Oklahoma tax code is a sales tax exemption for railroad spikes. Once it got hammered into place, it never budged.Read More »
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
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, ...Read More »
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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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. ...Read More »
As he promised Monday, Rep. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, has filed a simple resolution affirming the Senate’s support for the definition of the flash point of kerosene as outlined in the Oklahoma Constitution.Read More »
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.”Read More »
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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Applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families would have to undergo a drug-screening procedure under a House measure that passed the Senate Wednesday.Read More »
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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