By Dale Denwalt The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Chickasha lawmakers will likely introduce a bill next session to let counties implement a contractor registry during times of emergency.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
A Senate vote of 44-0 gave a final legislative blessing Monday to a bill by Sen. Ron Justice that would allow nursing home residents or their family members to install cameras in their rooms for monitoring of their care.Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
With one senator calling it a “do nothing” bill, senators gave quick passage to an immigration measure as their last bill of the week just before lunch on Wednesday. Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, said he had amendments that would ...Read More »
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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