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  • Oklahoma schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister takes seat on standards steering committee, launches transparency effort

    BY TIM WILLERT, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma State Board of Education approved state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister‘s budget changes for 2016 at her first meeting after the inauguration.

  • Filing continues in Oklahoma City council races

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Four more candidates filed Thursday to run for Oklahoma City Council in the March 3 election. Candidates include all the sitting council members who had announced plans to seek re-election — Ed Shadid in Ward 2, David Greenwell in Ward 5 and Meg Salyer in Ward 6.

  • Barresi tops list of political donors in Oklahoma

    ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While national groups like governors' associations were among the top donors for state-level elections across the country in 2014, in Oklahoma it was candidates themselves who were the top individual donors to campaigns. An analysis released this week by the Washington,...

  • Four file for Oklahoma City council seats

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Four candidates filed Wednesday to run for Oklahoma City Council in the March 3 election. The first day of filing for the March 3 election drew candidates in three of the four races.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin sidesteps question on discrimination against gays

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday sidestepped a question regarding whether it would be acceptable for a restaurant owner to refuse service to a gay person. The exchange happened during an annual legislative forum at the Capitol featuring Fallin and legislative leaders. Lawmakers return Monday...

  • Oklahoma Democratic leaders back funding for Native American Center

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Democratic leaders at the Oklahoma Capitol say they support the completion of the Native American Cultural Center near downtown Oklahoma City, but have different ideas on how to pay for it. House Democratic Leader Scott Inman said at a Wednesday forum sponsored by The Associated Press that his...

  • Fallin points to 'revolving funds' to help close Oklahoma's budget hole

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says “revolving funds” could help close the state’s budget gap.

  • State Rep. Sally Kern says anti-gay bills are an effort to support traditional values

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A state lawmaker under fire for three controversial bills targeting the gay community on Tuesday defended the measures as an effort to support traditional values. Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, is the author of House Bill 1599, called the “Preservation and Sovereignty of Marriage Act.” It...



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