OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state representative from Tahlequah is calling for a Republican state senator accused of embezzling more than $1.8 million from the nonprofit where he worked to resign immediately.Read More »
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In the end the $7.1 billion budget agreement did not have universal support in the House—a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting against it—but the measure eventually passed on a vote of 59-40.Read More »
House Democrats offer own FY 2014 budget proposal with pay hikes for corrections officers/state troopers and one-time bonus for state workers
In a rare move Thursday, House Democrats put forth their own idea for a FY 2014 budget they said would provide pay increases for corrections offices and state troopers, give state employees a one-time $1,000 bonus and provide more funding for ...Read More »
Dank: Vote killing tax credit sunset bill ‘absolutely disgusting’; lawmaker pulls related bills from subcommittee consideration
Terming a 3-10 subcommittee vote killing his tax credit sunset bill “absolutely disgusting,” Rep. David Dank pulled his two remaining measures from consideration by the Revenue and Tax Subcommittee of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee Friday evening.Read More »
BREAKING: House turns down State Capitol bond issue 15-77; Native American center bond issue fails in Senate
Wednesday evening: HB 3156, the $200 million State Capitol and Capitol Complex bond issue measure, just died in the House by a vote of 15-77. Lots of debate on whether there is going to be an income tax cut, not ...Read More »
Discussion of whether the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority should remain a state entity is not new, but the debate has intensified this session.
Tagged with: David Dank Doug Cox extension George Faught Harold Wright HB 2236 Jason Nelson John McCarroll Kris Steele Leslie Osborn Marie Price Mike Brown Mike Reynolds OETA Oklahoma Educational Television Authority privatize Randy Terrill Ron Peters sunsetRead More »
A measure by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, that would eliminate the Oklahoma personal income tax by 2022 passed out of the House Revenue and Taxation Subcommittee Monday, clearing another hurdle as it and other income tax-cut bills are moved along ...
Tagged with: Clark Jolley David Dank delinquen sales taxes district attorney franchise tax gross household income homestead exemption income tax Leslie Osborn Marie Price Mark McCullough Mary Fallin Mike Brown Mike Jackson Mike Reynolds Oklahoma Tax Commission reduction SB 1036 SB 1436 SB 1571 SB 1596 Tony MastinRead More »
A Democratic lawmaker from Tahlequah wants the legislature to ensure that money is set aside each year to fund bonuses for teachers who undergo the demanding process of attaining National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification each year. “We made a commitment ...
Tagged with: bonuses funding HB 2186 Janet Barresi Joel Robison Mike Brown National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Office of State Finance. Oklahoma Education Association State Board of Education State Equalization BoardRead More »