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  • Oklahoma official: Unusually low corporate income tax revenue a factor in March revenue estimate shortcoming

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s finance secretary says collections by the general revenue fund fell 9.1 percent below the official estimate in March. Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger said Tuesday the state experienced another month of unusually low corporate income tax revenue....

  • Barresi decries plan to eliminate Oklahoma tests

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi is raising concern about a bill before the Legislature that would eliminate state testing in social studies and geography. In a statement Tuesday, Barresi complained the bill would erase the state’s ability to measure student...

  • Oklahoma City @ 125: The view from the mayor's suite

    William Crum | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Mayor Mick Cornett, sworn in earlier this month for his fourth term, took time out for some questions from The Oklahoman as the city prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

  • Sex offenders to be banned from parks under bill OK'd by Oklahoma House

    Randy Ellis | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Habitual or aggravated sex offenders would be banned from all parks in Oklahoma under a bill approved Monday by the state House of Representatives.

  • Cities banned from setting minimum wage standards

    By Randy Ellis, Capitol Bureau | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Oklahoma’s cities and counties are banned from setting their own minimum wage standards under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

  • Oklahoma County district judge contests election challenger's candidacy

    By Rick Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Deason is contesting the candidacy of challenger Orenthel Denson, saying Denson is trying to use the similarity in their last names to trick voters.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban in Oklahoma

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cities in Oklahoma are prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin. Fallin signed the bill Monday that supporters say would prevent a hodgepodge of minimum wages...

  • Oklahoma lawmakers vote to ban sex offenders in parks

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House of Representatives has voted to prohibit habitual or aggravated sex offenders from entering a neighborhood, town, county or state park. The House voted 93-1 Monday for the bill that bans individuals who have committed a crime against a child or...



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