A new Senate Democratic leader has been replaced by—a new Senate Democratic leader.Read More »
By a vote of 32-10—the latter including two Republicans—senators approved a bill Thursday that would reduce the top marginal personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2016, if revenue for FY 16 is estimated ...Read More »
State senators continued to whip through key 2014 session issues Thursday with passage of SB 2044, which authorizes up to $160 million in bonds to pay for structural repairs to the World War I-era Capitol building.Read More »
Newly hired state employees would participate in a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than the traditional pension system under a bill that passed through the Senate Wednesday afternoon.Read More »
Fallin proposes income tax cut, pay raises for some state employees, 5 percent funding cuts to most state agencies; Dems call approach political
Most state agencies and programs will face a 5 percent funding cut if the legislature agrees to the plan outlined Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin in her State of the State address, which also calls for a 0.25-percentage-point cut in ...
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(Note: For our article on all five state leaders’ take on the issue of a state income tax reduction, click here.) House Democratic Leader Scott Inman of Del City says the top umbrella issues for his caucus this session will ...Read More »
Tax-cut discussions among House Republican leaders are focusing on resurrecting last session’s income tax reduction, which was struck down as unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Speaker Pro Tempore Mike Jackson said Wednesday.Read More »
It has been frustrating for some lawmakers to shepherd major new laws through the legislative process, only to have them judicially challenged, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, told attendees at a State Chamber forum Wednesday.
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