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Legislators Consider Income Tax Changes in Step Up Oklahoma Plan »

The Step Up Oklahoma Plan continues to dominate talks at the Capitol including how to restructure the individual income tax code while protecting low income earners. The Oklahoman’s Randy Ellis…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Report Indicates Oklahoma Among Most Affected States in Federal Government Shutdown »

A WalletHub report indicates Oklahoma is one of the top ten states affected by the federal government shutdown. The personal-finance website ranks Oklahoma as the eighth most affected state, with…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Lepak Files “Strong Governor” Legislation »

More elements of the Step Up Oklahoma plan are surfacing in legislation filed last week. Rep. Mark Lepak filed four measures which re-structures parts of state government to give the…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Jolly Throws Support Behind Costello Labor Commissioner Campaign »

Cathy Costello gets a nod of approval in her run for Labor Commissioner from political strategist Stuart Jolly. The endorsement was announced over the weekend. “Cathy Costello is the clear…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Murphey: Grass Roots Ideas Have Hard Legislative Road Ahead »

By Jason Murphey It is the time of year when legislators file legislation for the next session. Every so often I feel it important to write an article which describes…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Fallin Amends Call of Special Session »

Governor Fallin late Friday afternoon amended the call of the second special session of the 56th Legislature, which has been in recess since Dec. 22. The governor did not set…

Jan 20 2018 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Nearly 1,900 Bills Filed by Oklahoma Legislators »

The bills for the Second Session of the 56th Legislature have been filed as the deadline passed on Thursday. In the House, 1,193 bills and 32 joint resolutions were filed.…

Jan 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Mullin on Federal Government Shutdown »

The U.S. Senate couldn’t get its act together before the midnight deadline on a funding resolution, so the federal government has officially shut down. Congressman Markwayne Mullin blames the Democrats’…

Jan 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Edmondson Calls for 7-Percent GPT »

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson is calling for gross production taxes to be increased to seven percent. The Oklahoman’s Chris Castel writes Edmondson is generally on board for the reforms…

Jan 19 2018 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Cleveland Tells Wind Industry, ‘Government is Not Your Sugar Daddy’ »

Rep. Bobby Cleveland is submitting legislation to halt tax incentives for renewable resources. If passed, it would impact the wind and solar power industry in Oklahoma. House Bill 2908 would…

Jan 19 2018 / 5 Comments / Read More »
General

Legislators Consider Income Tax Changes in Step Up Oklahoma Plan »

The Step Up Oklahoma Plan continues to dominate talks at the Capitol including how to restructure the individual income tax…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Report Indicates Oklahoma Among Most Affected States in Federal Government Shutdown »

A WalletHub report indicates Oklahoma is one of the top ten states affected by the federal government shutdown. The personal-finance…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Lepak Files “Strong Governor” Legislation »

More elements of the Step Up Oklahoma plan are surfacing in legislation filed last week. Rep. Mark Lepak filed four…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Callahan Reappointed to OSU/A&M Board of Regents »

Governor Mary Fallin announced Friday she has reappointed Jarold Callahan to the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Jolly Throws Support Behind Costello Labor Commissioner Campaign »

Cathy Costello gets a nod of approval in her run for Labor Commissioner from political strategist Stuart Jolly. The endorsement…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Murphey: Grass Roots Ideas Have Hard Legislative Road Ahead »

By Jason Murphey It is the time of year when legislators file legislation for the next session. Every so often…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Fallin Amends Call of Special Session »

Governor Fallin late Friday afternoon amended the call of the second special session of the 56th Legislature, which has been…

Jan 20 2018 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Nearly 1,900 Bills Filed by Oklahoma Legislators »

The bills for the Second Session of the 56th Legislature have been filed as the deadline passed on Thursday. In…

Jan 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Mullin on Federal Government Shutdown »

The U.S. Senate couldn’t get its act together before the midnight deadline on a funding resolution, so the federal government…

Jan 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Edmondson Calls for 7-Percent GPT »

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson is calling for gross production taxes to be increased to seven percent. The Oklahoman’s Chris…

Jan 19 2018 / 2 Comments / Read More »


Legislature

Legislators Consider Income Tax Changes in Step Up Oklahoma Plan »

The Step Up Oklahoma Plan continues to dominate talks at the Capitol including how to restructure the individual income tax code while protecting low income earners. The Oklahoman’s Randy Ellis writes it is estimated that more than have of individual tax filers would experience either…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Lepak Files “Strong Governor” Legislation »

More elements of the Step Up Oklahoma plan are surfacing in legislation filed last week. Rep. Mark Lepak filed four measures which re-structures parts of state government to give the Governor’s Office more responsibility over the executive branch, reduces the number of statewide elected officials,…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Murphey: Grass Roots Ideas Have Hard Legislative Road Ahead »

By Jason Murphey It is the time of year when legislators file legislation for the next session. Every so often I feel it important to write an article which describes the process by which a bill becomes law. Only a small percentage of introduced bills…

Jan 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Fallin Amends Call of Special Session »

Governor Fallin late Friday afternoon amended the call of the second special session of the 56th Legislature, which has been in recess since Dec. 22. The governor did not set a date when lawmakers would return to address the shortfall in the current fiscal year…

Jan 20 2018 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Nearly 1,900 Bills Filed by Oklahoma Legislators »

The bills for the Second Session of the 56th Legislature have been filed as the deadline passed on Thursday. In the House, 1,193 bills and 32 joint resolutions were filed. Last year that total was 1,340 bills and 24 joint resolutions. In the Senate, 706…

Jan 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Cleveland Tells Wind Industry, ‘Government is Not Your Sugar Daddy’ »

Rep. Bobby Cleveland is submitting legislation to halt tax incentives for renewable resources. If passed, it would impact the wind and solar power industry in Oklahoma. House Bill 2908 would repeal Senate Bill 440 which allowed the zero-emission energy facilities to collect tax credits. “It’s…

Jan 19 2018 / 5 Comments / Read More »
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State Government

Legislators Consider Income Tax Changes in Step Up Oklahoma Plan

The Step Up Oklahoma Plan continues to dominate talks at the Capitol including how to restructure the individual income tax code while protecting low income earners. The Oklahoman’s Randy Ellis writes it is estimated that more…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Lepak Files “Strong Governor” Legislation

More elements of the Step Up Oklahoma plan are surfacing in legislation filed last week. Rep. Mark Lepak filed four measures which re-structures parts of state government to give the Governor’s Office more responsibility over the…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Callahan Reappointed to OSU/A&M Board of Regents

Governor Mary Fallin announced Friday she has reappointed Jarold Callahan to the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges (OSU/A&M). The governor appointed Callahan, of Edmond, in February 2016 to replace Andy Lester,…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Jolly Throws Support Behind Costello Labor Commissioner Campaign

Cathy Costello gets a nod of approval in her run for Labor Commissioner from political strategist Stuart Jolly. The endorsement was announced over the weekend. “Cathy Costello is the clear choice in the race for Oklahoma…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Murphey: Grass Roots Ideas Have Hard Legislative Road Ahead

By Jason Murphey It is the time of year when legislators file legislation for the next session. Every so often I feel it important to write an article which describes the process by which a bill…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »
Politics

Legislators Consider Income Tax Changes in Step Up Oklahoma Plan

The Step Up Oklahoma Plan continues to dominate talks at the Capitol including how to restructure the individual income tax code while protecting low income earners. The Oklahoman’s Randy Ellis writes it is estimated that more…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Report Indicates Oklahoma Among Most Affected States in Federal Government Shutdown

A WalletHub report indicates Oklahoma is one of the top ten states affected by the federal government shutdown. The personal-finance website ranks Oklahoma as the eighth most affected state, with the District of Columbia as the…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Lepak Files “Strong Governor” Legislation

More elements of the Step Up Oklahoma plan are surfacing in legislation filed last week. Rep. Mark Lepak filed four measures which re-structures parts of state government to give the Governor’s Office more responsibility over the…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Jolly Throws Support Behind Costello Labor Commissioner Campaign

Cathy Costello gets a nod of approval in her run for Labor Commissioner from political strategist Stuart Jolly. The endorsement was announced over the weekend. “Cathy Costello is the clear choice in the race for Oklahoma…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Murphey: Grass Roots Ideas Have Hard Legislative Road Ahead

By Jason Murphey It is the time of year when legislators file legislation for the next session. Every so often I feel it important to write an article which describes the process by which a bill…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »
Education

Callahan Reappointed to OSU/A&M Board of Regents

Governor Mary Fallin announced Friday she has reappointed Jarold Callahan to the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges (OSU/A&M). The governor appointed Callahan, of Edmond, in February 2016 to replace Andy Lester,…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Fallin Amends Call of Special Session

Governor Fallin late Friday afternoon amended the call of the second special session of the 56th Legislature, which has been in recess since Dec. 22. The governor did not set a date when lawmakers would return…

Jan 20 2018 / Read More »

Trio of House Members Propose Land Office Should Pay for Teacher Pay Increase

Representatives Tom Gann, Rick West and Kevin Calvey believe the Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) would be able to generate enough revenue for a $5,000 teacher pay increase without raising taxes. They have co-authored House…

Jan 18 2018 / Read More »

Step Up Oklahoma Calls on Legislature to Pass Reform and Revenue Measures

A group of business, civic and community leaders have formed a group named Step Up Oklahoma calling on lawmakers to pass several reform and revenue measures to correct the state budget process. The plan includes a $5,000 teacher pay raise.…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

OCPA: The Truth About Education Spending

By OCPA President Jonathan Small Oklahomans know they’re not getting a good return on their public education investments. A survey last year of 1,016 likely Oklahoma voters by the firm Cor Strategies found that only 22…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »
Congress

Report Indicates Oklahoma Among Most Affected States in Federal Government Shutdown

A WalletHub report indicates Oklahoma is one of the top ten states affected by the federal government shutdown. The personal-finance website ranks Oklahoma as the eighth most affected state, with the District of Columbia as the…

Jan 22 2018 / Read More »

Mullin on Federal Government Shutdown

The U.S. Senate couldn’t get its act together before the midnight deadline on a funding resolution, so the federal government has officially shut down. Congressman Markwayne Mullin blames the Democrats’ anti-Trump attitude for the shut down.…

Jan 20 2018 / Read More »

Radio: Inhofe on Bridenstine, Regulations, Tax Reform and Government Shutdown

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe spoke with KRMG Radio’s Rick Couri on Thursday. The interview ranged from Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s NASA Administrator nomination, the Wildlife Regulatory Relief legislation, the impact of the tax reform and a possible…

Jan 19 2018 / Read More »

Mullin: Every Human Deserves the Right to Life

By Congressman Markwayne Mullin The United States was built on the right to life.  Our founding fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their…

Jan 19 2018 / Read More »

Video: Lankford Speaks About MLK Legacy

U.S. Senator James Lankford spoke on the Senate Floor Wednesday about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his call for respectful dialogue and racial unity in America. This year is the 50th anniversary…

Jan 18 2018 / Read More »
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