Its author says that HB 1940 is aimed at blocking instances of discrimination against students’ freedom of religious expression that have occurred in other states. Opposition lawmakers say not only is it unnecessary under federal court decisions, but it will ...Read More »
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Adult Oklahoma adoptees would be allowed to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate under a measure by Rep. Wade Rousselot, D-Wagoner, which was approved Monday by the House Human Services Committee. “This has to do with opening up ...Read More »
State representatives from both sides of the aisle questioned Thursday one particular change in the joint rules that govern the House and Senate—removal of language referencing the single-subject rule outlined in the Oklahoma Constitution.Read More »
On the eve of the general election, Oklahoma Republicans find their majority in the state House pared to 67-31—a sizeable lead, but one shy of being able to block emergency clauses without Democratic help.Read More »
A Department of Human Services without the commission that has been its constitutional oversight body for many decades. Four citizen advisory panels to help guide the massive welfare agency as it implements reforms mandated by a federal lawsuit settlement over ...Read More »
Under a bill that gained passage out of the House A&B Subcom. on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services Monday, the Grand River Dam Authority would be prohibited from raising rates on raw water sales for five years. In a humorous ...Read More »
Municipalities shoulder 87 percent of the debt of the Grand River Dam Authority because they buy that percentage of GRDA‘s generated power, yet they have only one voice on its seven-member board of directors, Mannford town administrator Mike Nunneley said ...
Tagged with: audit Daniel Sullivan Doug Cox Eddie Fields Grand River Dam Authority HB 2398 HB 2461 HB 2502 HB 2503 John Ford Kevin Easley Kim David Marie Price Michael Kiefner Mike Nunneley SB 1015 SB 1081 SB 1500 SB 1506 Shane Woolbright Wade Rousselot Weldon WatsonRead More »
After a series of recent deaths of children under its custody, the Department of Human Services has been hit with stiff criticism on several fronts, including sharp words from House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee. “We believe that government’s primary purpose is ...
Tagged with: Brad Yarbrough Department of Human Services Howard Hendrick Jason Nelson Kris Steele Marie Price Mary Fallin Oklahoma Human Services Commission Pam Peterson Pat Ownbey Rebecca Hamilton reform Sterling Zearley Wade Rousselot Wes LaneRead More »