Wednesday, February 20, 2019


supplemental appropriation

District courts, others seek supplemental appropriation

(Update: This story was updated at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, to note that HB 2737 advanced unanimously out of House JCAB.) Oklahoma's district courts...
Board of Equalization

Board of Equalization: Higher appropriations possible

The Oklahoma Legislature will have $574.5 million more to appropriate for the state's next fiscal year after the Board of Equalization certified an official...
early education

Investing in our children now will save the state later

Surely we can all agree that our children’s future must be our first priority. The closest thing to a bipartisan consensus should be our...
Insure Oklahoma

Insure (more of) Oklahoma: SB 605 passes committee

A Senate bill that would pursue Medicaid expansion by extending Insure Oklahoma coverage to more low-income Oklahomans advanced out of committee this morning. Sen. Greg...
Supreme Court district

Bills seek to modernize 1967 Supreme Court district map

A lot has changed since the Oklahoma Supreme Court district map shown above was drawn in 1967, especially the state's demographics. As such, both of...
OKC City Council

Influx of youth begs important OKC City Council debate

After the OKC City Council elections this past week, I can't help but think about the very positive addition of new perspectives to our...
Kevin Calvey Michael Calvey

Kevin Calvey: ‘Please pray’ for brother jailed in Russia

Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey has requested prayers on Facebook this morning for his brother, Michael Calvey, who has been ordered to jail for...
collection agency

DAs balk at audit’s suggestion to hire a collection agency

(Editor’s note: This story was authored by Paul Monies of Oklahoma Watch and appears here in accordance with the non-profit journalism organization’s republishing terms. It...
Steve Buck

Stitt appoints Steve Buck, Charlie Prater to positions

Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Steve Buck to be his cabinet secretary of human services and early childhood initiatives. He has also appointed Charlie...
workers' compensation

Back in time? HB 2367 fuels workers’ compensation fight

Near the end of Tuesday's House Judiciary meeting, Chairman Chris Kannady (R-OKC) announced the agenda's biggest bill — 178 pages of workers' compensation controversy...

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