Advocates for open government cheer bills
Advocates for more government openness in Oklahoma have some legislative accomplishments to cheer as they kick off their annual Sunshine Week, including passage of a bill to make Highway Patrol dashboard-camera videos open to the public.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Major State Pension Change Seems Certain
The Oklahoma House has now passed a plan to reduce retirement benefits for many future state employees without conducting or calling for a thorough study to determine how it will impact current workers.
KOCO-TV Oklahoma City
Abortion Law Battle
State Senator Dan Newberry is one of the authors being senate bill 18-48, which could potentially shut down 2 of the 3 abortion clinics in Oklahoma.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Oklahoma Senate won't hear Common Core repeal
A legislative attempt to derail a set of education standards in math and English known as Common Core was thwarted Wednesday, but Republican leaders in the Senate have agreed to grant a hearing to a repeal measure being considered in the House.
The Heartland Institute
Oklahoma House Takes Up E-Cigs Regulation
Two bills would place some regulation of e-cig sales within the same broad title of state law as tobacco products, while fashioning regulatory limitations and some protections for the devices.
Spring Severe Storm Season in 2014 May Be Similar to 2013
The total count of tornadoes nationwide at the end of this year is challenging to predict, but some similarities to last year's severe weather season are likely in 2014.
The Washington Post
Lankford up big in Oklahoma GOP Senate primary, internal poll shows
Rep. James Lankford leads by 30 points in the open Oklahoma GOP Senate primary, according to a poll for his campaign.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
On Native GroundENDING an Endless War is Getting Harder to do
MOORE, Okla., May 20, 2013 9pm ET -- A devastating tornado said to be two and a quarter miles wide struck the city of Moore, Okla., just south of Oklahoma City, and destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 24 people, including nine children, mostly third-graders, seven of whom drowned in an elementaery school where they huddled for safety.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
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Okla. House Legislator Won't Seek Re-Election
Representative Colby Schwartz told The Associated Press on Monday that he plans to leave the Legislature when his term ends in November.
Oklahoma House legislator won't seek re-election
Rep. Colby Schwartz told The Associated Press on Monday that he plans to leave the Legislature when his term ends in November.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Okla. museum funding plan still faces tough battle
A giant earthen mound near the banks of the Oklahoma River curiously greets tens of thousands motorists each day at the busy crossroads of Interstates 35 and 40 near downtown Oklahoma City.
The Town Talk
Another View: It's too bad the D.C. bug bit the governors
Too bad their efforts to drive home that point were undercut by their own partisanship.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Daughter of Okla. governor defends headdress photo
The daughter of Oklahoma's governor, who is part of a punk band and has posed for revealing photos at the state mansion, defended herself Friday after posting a photo of herself in a Native American headdress... The daughter of Oklahoma's governor, who is part of a punk band and has posed for revealing photos at the state mansion, defended herself ... (more)
Albany Times Union
This photo posted to Christina Fallin's Instragram account shows Fallin, the daughter of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, wearing a Native American headdress.
Daughter of Okla. Governor Defends Headdress Photo
The daughter of Oklahoma's governor is defending a photo of herself wearing a Native American headdress, though the picture was removed from social media sites after criticism that it was insensitive.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Oklahoma House approves triggered tax cuts plan
A plan to cut both Oklahoma's corporate and individual income tax rates once certain revenue triggers are reached cleared the Oklahoma House on Thursday over the objections of Democrats who contend the resulting loss of funds will decimate critical state services such as education, public safety and health care.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Obama pitches minimum wage hike with Dem governors
Meeting with Democratic governors at the White House, Obama sought to build momentum Friday for his effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016.
Google, Facebook, Starbucks are among companies arguing against Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban
Some of the nation's biggest corporations - including Google, Facebook, Starbucks and Pfizer - say laws in Oklahoma and other states banning same-sex marriage pose administrative burdens and force them to violate their principles.
Governor Fallin helped announce new jobs coming to Broken Arrow
Governor Fallin helps announce new jobs coming to Broken Arrow BROKEN ARROW, Okla.
In Vancouver, Clinton declines to comment on Keystone pipeline
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declined to comment on the ongoing debate over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline at an event Wednesday night in Vancouver.