Tag Archives: Ron Justice

Regulatory, natural resource agencies present budget needs (access required)

Seven agency directors appeared before the combined Senate and House Subcommittees on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services Friday morning to outline their agencies’ budget needs and duties, and to explain what they might have to do in the event of ...

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GOP may secure dominance in Oklahoma Senate (access required)

With much of the political battling this election season of the intra-party variety, at least among candidates from the Republican majority, the face of the Oklahoma Legislature may not look all that different once the final ballot is counted in ...

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State streams continue water-quality success stories, officials report (access required)

With 11 Oklahoma streams recommended for removal from a federal list of impaired streams and more than 150 additional streams so clean they will be kept off the list, state landowners and officials are to be commended for working together ...

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Veto override stalled by Steele tabling motion (access required)

Saying that HB 2296 could save lives by freeing mobile home park operators from liability for allowing residents to take shelter in park offices during severe weather, Rep. Eric Proctor asked his House colleagues Monday to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s ...

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Capitol week in review (Feb. 6-10) (access required)

Well, everyone survived the first week of the Second Session of the 53rd Oklahoma Legislature (to be very official about it), although not all legislation was as lucky. Following are the opposite fates of a couple of bills in the ...

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Drought highlights need for water plan to protect Oklahomans, lawmakers say (access required)

More than one Oklahoma lawmaker said it Wednesday: Few situations could better illustrate the need for a comprehensive state water plan, than the heat and drought currently devastating parts of Oklahoma. Under normal conditions, Oklahoma is touted for having a ...

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Quick takes .. HB 1225 and SB 132 (access required)

On Tuesday, senators approved HB 1225, by Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, which requires those circulating initiative petitions that require state funding to submit a statement of all funding sources required. The measure also requires the ...

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