- Oklahoma governor signs autism insurance measure, 6 others Updated: May-04-16 6:13 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed seven pieces of legislation into law, including a bill that requires health insurers to cover the treatment of children with autism.
- Oklahoma House panel OKs open carry without permit, training Updated: May-04-16 3:42 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma residents age 21 and up could openly carry guns without a license, training or background checks under legislation that a House committee gave preliminary approval to on Wednesday.
- Oklahoma House OKs work-release program for county inmates Updated: May-02-16 5:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - County sheriffs would be able to set up a work-release program for jail inmates to earn time off their sentences under a bill that has been given final approval in the Legislature.
- Oklahoma House Republicans pick McCall as speaker for 2017 Updated: May-02-16 4:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma House Republicans voted behind closed doors on Monday to designate a two-term state representative from southeast Oklahoma as their choice for speaker beginning in 2017.
- Governor vetoes bill requiring vaccine information Updated: Apr-29-16 6:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have required doctors administering vaccines to provide certain information about the benefits and risks of vaccines.
- Oklahoma legislators seek change in sodomy law after ruling Updated: Apr-28-16 4:18 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - After Oklahoma's highest court dismissed a criminal charge against a 17-year-old boy accused of forcing a heavily intoxicated girl to perform oral sex, outraged lawmakers vowed Thursday they'll move quickly to fix an apparent loophole in the state's forcible sodomy law.
- Oklahoma governor signs civil asset forfeiture legislation Updated: Apr-28-16 3:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahomans whose assets are unjustly seized through the civil asset forfeiture process can recover their attorney fees under a new state law.
- Oklahoma Senate gives final passage to revenge pornography measure Updated: Apr-28-16 12:31 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Legislation that makes revenge pornography a crime in Oklahoma has been sent to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed into law.
- Senate Republicans pick Altus farmer as pro tem-designee Updated: Apr-27-16 6:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Senate Republicans on Wednesday selected a 10-year veteran senator and cotton farmer from Altus as their choice to lead the Senate next year.
- Oklahoma college presidents warn lawmakers about dire budget Updated: Apr-27-16 6:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - College and university presidents from across Oklahoma urged lawmakers Wednesday to ease cuts to higher education as the state grapples with a $1.3 billion hole in next fiscal year's budget.
- Oklahoma 29th state to seek balanced budget amendment Updated: Apr-26-16 5:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature gave final approval on Tuesday to a resolution formally asking Congress to call a national convention to consider adding a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
- Claremore senator to seek top Oklahoma Senate position Updated: Apr-25-16 7:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A state senator from Claremore is the latest to seek the top leadership post in the state Senate.
- Fallin signs bill to close drunken driving court loophole Updated: Apr-25-16 6:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill that prohibits most municipal courts from handling drunken driving cases is one of more than two dozen measures signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
- Oklahoma bill tying abortions to doctor licenses criticized Updated: Apr-25-16 5:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Of the pieces of anti-abortion legislation that Oklahoma lawmakers have considered this session, one that would strip doctors of their license to practice has abortion rights activists and the state's medical association balking.
- Candidates for Oklahoma House, Senate posts face challenges Updated: Apr-25-16 12:57 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Challenges to more than a dozen candidates for Oklahoma House and Senate seats are being considered by the Oklahoma Election Board.
- Oklahoma voters to decide on return of Ten Commandments Updated: Apr-21-16 9:59 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma voters will decide in November whether to abolish an article of the state constitution so that a Ten Commandments monument can be returned to the Capitol grounds.
- Alcohol debate in Oklahoma turns testy after Indian comment Updated: Apr-21-16 9:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A Republican state lawmaker said Thursday that a plan to expand beer and wine sales in Oklahoma would disproportionally affect Native Americans because they are "predisposed to alcoholism."
- Oklahoma higher education reports 11 percent funding drop Updated: Apr-21-16 7:13 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Public funding for higher education in Oklahoma has dropped 11 percent this year, state regents reported Thursday at a meeting in which college and university presidents asked the Legislature to forego more steep cuts in next year's budget.
- Senate OKs plan for vote on gun laws despite opposition Updated: Apr-21-16 2:57 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate has approved a resolution for a public vote to broaden gun rights despite opposition from the state's business community, including the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Attempt to gather more sales tax clears Oklahoma Senate Updated: Apr-21-16 11:48 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - An attempt to get more Oklahomans to pay the required sales tax on online purchases has cleared the state Senate.
- Oklahoma House passes mental health bill Updated: Apr-21-16 11:46 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has passed a mental health bill named after slain state Labor Commissioner Mark Costello.
- NBA's Thunder among groups opposing 2 Oklahoma gun bills Updated: Apr-20-16 8:10 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Firearms bills to allow most Oklahoma adults to openly carry guns without any training or background checks have led to a showdown in Oklahoma between supporters of expanded gun rights and the state's business community, including the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Governor would have more power to pick judges under bill Updated: Apr-20-16 7:57 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma voters would get to decide whether to give the governor more power in how certain judges are selected under a bill approved by the state Senate.
- Oklahoma Senate sends criminal justice measures to governor Updated: Apr-20-16 6:42 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin's desk is the next stop for four criminal justice bills designed to slow the growth of Oklahoma's prison population.
- Oklahoma Senate passes Ten Commandments monument legislation Updated: Apr-20-16 5:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A proposed constitutional amendment that asks voters to return a Ten Commandments monument to the Oklahoma Capitol grounds has been approved by the Oklahoma Senate.