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  • State Senate leader Brian Bingman blames media for focus on social issues

    State Senate leader Brian Bingman blames media... FROM TULSA WORLD STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Oklahoma’s top state Senate leader says the Legislature is focused on core issues such as education, transportation and health care but that the media’s focus on social issues such as abortion has distracted from that. Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman criticized the media while speaking...

  • Oklahoma Legislature introduces measure calling for impeachment of President Obama

    Oklahoma Legislature introduces measure calling... FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Included as a companion resolution to the transgender bathroom bill introduced Thursday in the state Legislature was Senate Concurrent Resolution 43, which calls upon 

  • Oklahoma City Council approves convention center hotel land plan

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday agreed to leverage the rescue of the Skirvin Hotel to lay the groundwork for developing a hotel adjacent to the MAPS 3 convention center.

  • Cigarette tax hike clears first Oklahoma legislative hurdle

    Cigarette tax hike clears first Oklahoma... BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to hike the tax on cigarettes in Oklahoma by $1.50 per pack to help stave off deep cuts to the state's health care system has passed its first major hurdle in the Legislature. A House budget committee voted 16-11 on Monday for the bill, which is projected to...

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 16, 2016

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    William Crum: The week in review and week ahead in Oklahoma City civic news.

  • Oklahoma City Community College cuts 60 positions, prepares to raise tuition

    Oklahoma City Community College cuts 60... By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 15, 2016

    OCCC President Jerry Steward said it's impossible to forecast how much money the state will appropriate for higher education, but he anticipates OCCC's share will be about $3 million less than this fiscal year.

  • Randy Krehbiel: Sally Kern's parting words, 'I didn't apologize in 2008, and I don't apologize today'

    Randy Krehbiel: Sally Kern\'s parting words, \'I... BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Sally Kern just couldn't let it go. The Republican state representative from Oklahoma City couldn't leave office without some final words for the bane of her legislative career, the LGBT movement. "In 2008, I did say the homosexual agenda is worse than terrorism," Kern told her colleagues on...

  • Oklahoma group launches early childhood development effort

    Oklahoma group launches early childhood... By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016

    An effort to raise Oklahoma's national ranking in key early childhood development metrics from the bottom quarter to the top half by 2025 was launched Tuesday during a news conference at the state Capitol.


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