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Legislative leaders reach budget agreement

Ray Carter, Center for Independent Journalism   The leaders of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and state Senate announced Monday (May 4) they have reached a budget agreement. Although lawmakers faced a $1.3 billion shortfall, the budget agreement cuts far less thanks to $866 million obtained from savings and by redirecting money from state pension […]

ANALYSIS: The Legislature’s Lost Weekend, and the storm ahead

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislators came to the state Capitol Saturday (May 20) for an unusual weekend work session, with an expectation or hope that some progress toward resolution of the state budget might be forthcoming. That, in turn, could possibly trigger a Sunday work day. Instead, it became a lost weekend. That […]

After multi-year tumultuous journey, REAL-ID sails through Oklahoma Legislature, and Fallin signs it

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin signed the REAL-ID Act (House Bill 1845) into law on Thursday, March 2. Joining her as she affixed her signature were House and Senate leaders. After years of debate and discussion, the measure gained comfortable approval – sailing through the House on a 78-18 vote […]

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