Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Civics

Civics
COLA for pensions

COLA for pensions: Budget chairmen split on funding options

Rep. Avery Frix (R-Muskogee) wants to increase monthly payments to retired teachers, firefighters, peace officers, judges and other state employees. Called a "cost of...
eliminate state agency boards

Reform bills amended to eliminate state agency boards

Five government reform bills key to the Senate GOP agenda were amended Tuesday evening to eliminate state agency boards. Each bill advanced from the...
SB 244

Policy Pitch: SB 244 will force DOC payment compliance

Two vital, cost-saving measures making their way through the Oklahoma Legislature this session will save county governments and taxpayers millions of dollars annually. SB...
aggregates

Speaker McCall, others favor county option for taxing aggregates

(Update: HB 1404 about aggregates advanced out of House Appropriations and Budget Committee around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, by a 19-10 vote.) With rosey...
curbside recycling

‘Still a lot of interest’ for curbside recycling in Moore

In recent years, citywide curbside recycling programs have taken off in the Oklahoma City metro area. Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City, Mustang and Norman...
National Governors Association

Gov. Stitt attends National Governors Association meeting

(Editor’s note: The following story appears courtesy of Gaylord News, a reporting project of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.) WASHINGTON — Oklahoma’s...
beauty of the building

Editorial: ‘Beauty of the building’ can be hard to see

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. “This is the beauty of the building," House Appropriations and Budget Chairman Kevin Wallace (R-Wellston) said last week...
former legislators

Former legislators become registered lobbyists

(Editor’s note: This story was authored by Trevor Brown of Oklahoma Watch and appears here in accordance with the non-profit journalism organization’s republishing terms.) Three former...

New definition of federally regulated waters encourages OK farmers

(Editor’s note: The following story appears courtesy of Gaylord News, a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass...
Pathway to Greatness

Final Pathway to Greatness plan revealed, vote set March 4

It's time for (a version of) Plan B, according to leaders of Oklahoma City Public Schools. At a meeting this afternoon, OKCPS board members were...

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