Monday, May 22, 2017

Civics

Civics
GOP leaders

Letter: ‘Old Republican’ slams state’s GOP leaders

(Correction: This letter was updated at 11:10 a.m. Monday, May 22, to clarify that the requirement of a supermajority legislative vote for tax increases...
compromisevideo

Editorial: Oklahomans lose if lawmakers won’t compromise

Oklahoma politicians from both parties have made a mess of state finances for the past decade. Republican and Democrat lawmakers have cut taxes, protected special...
California

3 House Dems in California as #okleg meets on weekend

As the Oklahoma House of Representatives waits to learn if a budget deal could be struck during an unusual Saturday session 36 hours before the new-revenue...
Oklahoma Watch forum

Oklahoma Watch forum: How does the budget affect children?

(Editor’s note: This story appears here in accordance with Oklahoma Watch’s republishing terms.) A public Oklahoma Watch forum Tuesday in Oklahoma City will focus on how the...
video

VIDEO: Rep. Bobby Cleveland breaks out his fart machine

With day-long discussions between Republican and Democratic legislative leaders still not yielding a revenue agreement, Rep. Bobby Cleveland (R-Slaughterville) turned to his trusty fart machine...
Zack Taylor

New Rep. Zack Taylor put in tough spot: ‘Hard choices to...

When Rep. Zack Taylor was knocking doors for a special House District 28 election in Seminole County, he knew there was a chance of being...
Forrest Bennettvideo

VIDEO: Rep. Forrest Bennett, demonstrator debate GPT

The halls of Oklahoma's Capitol were flooded Thursday with demonstrators from either side of the raging debate surrounding the gross production tax of oil...
Shelby verdict

After Shelby verdict, Tulsa lawmakers call for improved training

Hours after a jury delivered Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby a not-guilty verdict on a manslaughter charge, Rep. Monroe Nichols stood outside a Tulsa Regional...
new testing rules

OKCPS must choose path in wake of new testing rules

The headline of Ben Felder’s front-page story in the May 5 edition of The Oklahoman proclaimed wonderful news: State Re-Examines Testing. Felder reviewed examples of...
managed Medicaid

House: ‘Pause’ managed Medicaid; Fallin: ‘Delay’ but ‘continue implementation’

Oklahoma political leaders are taking different cautious approaches to the potential implementation of a managed Medicaid program. While Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the Oklahoma...
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