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Ivester will not seek a third Senate term (access required)

The dozen Democrats in the Oklahoma Senate are losing another leader, with Sen. Tom Ivester’s announcement Thursday that he will not seek a third term.

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$7.1 billion FY 2014 budget bill lacks only governor’s signature (access required)

After considerable questioning and debate, a 28-20 Senate voted Tuesday to send HB 2301, the $7.1 billion state budget measure for next fiscal year, to Gov. Mary Fallin for her signature.

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(FINAL UPDATE) Senators approve two-year, $243 million income tax cut (access required)

By a vote of 32-14, the Senate approved Wednesday a floor substitute for HB 2032, which would reduce the state’s top personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 4.85 percent over two fiscal years, for a total of $253.4 million. The measure makes up one-third of a leadership agreement revealed Tuesday.

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(WILL BE UPDATED) Senators approve two-year, $243 million income tax cut (access required)

By a vote of 32-14, the Senate approved Wednesday a floor substitute for HB 2032, which would reduce the state’s top personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 4.85 percent over two fiscal years, for a total of $253.4 million. The measure makes up one-third of a leadership agreement revealed Tuesday.  

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Senate passes anti-bullying measure (access required)

A measure aimed at strengthening efforts addressing bullying in public schools passed the Senate by a unanimous 44-0 on Wednesday, with one member saying he would like to see it go further.

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Measure approved by Senate would allow school patrons to petition to change public school to charter institution (access required)

Parents of students at schools that receive a “D” or “F” grade in the state school grading system could petition their board of education to transition the school into charter status under SB 1001, Sen. David Holt’s measure that gained Senate approval Wednesday.

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Workers’ comp reform bill sent on way to House on 34-12 vote (access required)

With two Republicans joining 10 Democrats in voting against it, this session’s major workers’ compensation reform bill now heads to the House on a vote of 34-12.

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(FINAL) Senate Judiciary panel gives quick passage to mammoth workers’ comp bill; Fallin wants more (access required)

NOTE: Look for 23rd and Lincoln’s analysis of SB 1062 in a FOCUS article later this week. A measure totalling replacing  Title 85, the state’s Worker’s Compensation Code, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a vote of 8-2 Tuesday morning.  

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(UPDATED) Senate Judiciary panel gives quick passage to mammoth workers’ comp bill; Fallin wants more (access required)

A total replacement of Title 85, the state’s Worker’s Compensation Code, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a vote of 8-2 Tuesday morning.

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Quick Take: Senate Judiciary panel gives quick passage to mammoth workers’ comp bill (access required)

A total replacement of Title 85, the state’s Worker’s Compensation Code, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a vote of 8-2 Tuesday morning.

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