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Lawmakers not ready to withdraw judicial impeachment proposal after state court’s new opinion in lethal-injection drug case; Lockett/Warner executions set for Tuesday (access required)

A late-Wednesday decision from the Oklahoma Supreme Court denying a stay of execution for convicted murderers Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner did not move Rep. Mike Christian and Sen. Ralph Shortey to halt their proposal to impeach five of the justices who voted for a stay previously.

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(UPDATED) Lawmaker files measure calling for impeachment of five Oklahoma Supreme Court justices (access required)

Update: Late Wednesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a new opinion in the Lockett/Warner case, which is discussed below in our post concerning the possible impeachment of five justices. Please see our update at the end of the article.   Arguing that an order issued Monday staying the executions of two men who are challenging the state’s lethal-injection law falls …

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Fallin stays Lockett execution for one week, criticizes Supreme Court’s action (access required)

On Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed the executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner pending resolution of issues associated with the inmates’ challenge of the state’s lethal-injection law.

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(UPDATED) Dank: New report shows that film rebate program is a ‘waste of taxpayer dollars’ (access required)

(See update at end of this article:) A new economic impact report from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce shows that the state’s film rebate program “is a bad deal for Oklahoma,” Rep. David Dank said Tuesday.

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Almost half of state House re-elected without opposition (access required)

Once again—the same thing happened two years ago—about half of the 101 members of the state House of Representatives drew no challengers during the three-day filing period that ended at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Election Filing 2014: Top of the ballot (access required)

Gov. Mary Fallin and a key Democratic challenger were among more than 300 Oklahomans to file for office Wednesday morning.

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Election Filing 2014: First ‘perennial’ (access required)

Just ran across the first perennial candidate of the day. Richard Prawdzienski of Edmond filed as an independent candidate against Republican Gov. Mary Fallin. Prawdzienski, 56, is retired from the U.S. Air Force. He has previously run for lieutenant governor, the state House and Senate and corporation commission. Why is he running for governor? “One of the big things is to get …

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Capitol week in review (March 31-April 4) (access required)

It’s not exactly an income tax-cut agreement or the Capitol repair plan, but a measure that has sparked more debate than most this session—particularly in the House—is now law.

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School storm shelter ballot proposal gains easy passage from Senate Rules Committee (access required)

A proposal favored by Gov. Mary Fallin to fund construction of school storm shelters by allowing school districts to increase their bonding capacity on a one-time basis gained a 13-3 vote in the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday.

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More than 25,000 educators, parents, students and others rally at Capitol for restoring education funding (access required)

“If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher.” That hand-lettered sign was one of thousands carried aloft by teachers and others who converged on the Capitol Monday morning, more than 25,000 strong by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s crowd estimate.

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