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Speaker McCall and Minority Leader Kouplen cheer major tax increase approval in state House

Staff Report House Speaker Charles McCall and House Minority Leader Steve Kouplen released the following statements Monday (March 28) after the House of Representatives passed a package of revenue measures that would fund pay raises for teachers, school support staff and state employees and provide additional money for the classrooms. The plan provides first-year teachers […]

House Special Investigation Committee leader reacts to resignation of Health Department CFO

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – State Rep. Josh Cockroft, chairman of the House of Representatives’ Special Investigation Committee, released a statement on Friday (February 2). In comments sent to CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations, the Wanette Republican was reacting to Oklahoma Department of Health (OSDH) Chief Financial Officer Mike Romero’s resignation from the department […]

Fallin and McCall joust over provider rate cuts and her veto, as spending scrutiny intensifies

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall, R-Atoka, has chided Governor Mary Fallin in wake of last week’s Medicaid provider cuts, saying her veto of a budget plan that emerged in the fall special session was responsible for the crunch. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority announcement of the provider […]

ANALYSIS – Capitol Review: Budget still murky, death penalty controversy deepens, Costello presses mental health policy reforms

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said on October 27 that House Republicans were ready to move on to alternative options for addressing the $215 million budget shortfall after a vote that day on a revenue package in a Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget (JCAB) meeting. Although the Legislature […]

Titanic Thursday: Dueling Descriptions of budget talks yield a day of deadlock

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Early on Thursday afternoon (May 18) Speaker of the House Charles McCall, R-Atoka, walked into the Capitol print news room for an unscheduled session with reporters. In the course of that conversation, he replied to a question from this reporter, speculating that loss of work time due to bad […]

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