Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Tulsa Community College

New Tulsa Community College legislative liaison married to appropriations vice chairman

With state entities newly prohibited from hiring contract lobbyists, Tulsa Community College created an $85,000 legislative liaison position for 2020 and ultimately hired Alexis...
surrogate forum

‘The best to beat Trump?’ Edmond surrogate forum highlights 2020 Democratic...

The contrasts in approach came at the end of the Edmond Democratic Women's 2020 presidential candidate surrogate forum Monday night. About 250 people attended the...
Charles McCall

Charles McCall unchallenged for third speakership

Speaker Charles McCall (R-Atoka) appears destined for a third term atop the Oklahoma Legislature's House of Representatives. McCall was the only member of the...
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren supporters hopeful despite New Hampshire slide

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Oklahoma native Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent staffers to South Carolina and Nevada this week, hoping to revive her campaign for...
Steve Buck

Steve Buck resigning from Office of Juvenile Affairs

Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs director Steve Buck has resigned from the agency and as Gov. Kevin Stitt's secretary of human services and early...
executions

Lethal announcement: Oklahoma to resume executions this year

Oklahoma will resume executions after a multi-year pause in that form of punishment, Gov. Kevin Stitt, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Oklahoma Department...
Oklahoma harm reduction

Needle exchange: Bipartisan bill would allow harm reduction programs

(Update: Just after noon Thursday, Feb. 13, the House Public Safety Committee voted 7-5 to advance the bill discussed in this story to authorize...
white supremacy

U.S. House committee moves bills on white supremacy symbols, cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — The House Committee on Homeland Security sent a series of bills to the House floor Wednesday seeking to combat multiple white supremacy...
Marcus McEntire

A Medicaid expansion showdown 10 years in the making

When Marcus McEntire challenged and defeated incumbent GOP Rep. Dennis Johnson in 2016, he had an unusual priority for an Oklahoma Republican legislative candidate:...
city budget

‘Pump the brakes’: OKC officials plan for leaner budget

Just before Oklahoma City University economics professor Russell Evans began his presentation for an OKC City Council budget workshop this morning at the Cox...

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