- Legislature approves $7.1 billion state budget, ends early Updated: May-22-15 7:36 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up work on a $7.1 billion budget and approved a bond issue for a pop culture museum in Tulsa on Friday before ending the 2015 legislative session one week early.
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.
- Legislature approves extension of reading test exemptions Updated: May-22-15 5:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a bill making it easier for Oklahoma third-graders to advance to fourth grade even if they can't demonstrate basic reading skills.
- House approves new $25M pop culture museum for Tulsa Updated: May-22-15 1:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - One day after failing to pass a $25 million bond proposal to build a new museum in Tulsa, the Oklahoma House reversed course and narrowly passed a plan to build the facility dedicated to the state's icons of popular culture.
- Senate OKs $25M bond plan to complete Oklahoma Indian museum Updated: May-21-15 6:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A planned Native American museum that has become a hulking shell along the banks of the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City received a $25 million infusion from the Legislature on Thursday, which is designed to push the decades-old project to completion.
- Senate OKs bill to restrict public access to police videos Updated: May-21-15 6:08 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill to restrict the public's access to police videos from dashboard and body cameras has passed the Oklahoma state Senate and is headed to the governor's desk.
- Oklahoma Senate passes bill preventing local fracking bans Updated: May-21-15 1:02 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma cities and counties would be unable to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process also known as fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill heading to the governor's desk.
- Oklahoma Senate to consider final approval of budget plan Updated: May-21-15 10:48 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate plans to debate a $7.1 billion budget plan to fund state government and services in the upcoming year.
- Oklahoma governor signs bills to on wind industry incentives Updated: May-20-15 6:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed six bills into law, including two measures aimed at altering tax incentives and credits for the Oklahoma wind energy industry.
- Winners and losers in the fiscal year 2016 Oklahoma budget Updated: May-20-15 10:20 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Budget negotiators for the Oklahoma House, Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin's office announced a $7.1 billion agreement Tuesday that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
- Collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers Updated: May-19-15 2:53 pm
A collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers:
- Oklahoma House passes bill to finish American Indian Museum Updated: May-18-15 4:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has passed legislation to complete the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and turn it over to the city of Oklahoma City for operation and maintenance.
- Senate votes to override Fallin veto of pay bill Updated: May-15-15 7:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate has overridden Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to change how future elected state officials are paid.
- Oklahoma House OKs resolution to reaffirm religious freedom Updated: May-13-15 4:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has passed a resolution calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to reaffirm the nation's commitments to protecting religious freedom and condemning the deaths of Christians around the world.
- Oklahoma lawmakers look to rein in wind industry tax credits Updated: May-12-15 6:26 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature is poised to rein in tax subsidies for the wind industry that cost the state tens of millions of dollars each year, but the proposed changes would have no impact on the state budget for years.
- Fallin inks bill paving way for armed school employees Updated: May-12-15 6:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma school districts could allow teachers and staff with certain firearms training to carry handguns on school property under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
- Oklahoma Senate committee OKs bonds for Tulsa pop museum Updated: May-12-15 4:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A proposal to issue $25 million in bonds to build the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture in Tulsa has passed its first legislative hurdle.
- Oklahoma Legislature approves unattended children measure Updated: May-12-15 1:18 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin's desk is the next stop for legislation that waives liability for anyone who breaks into a locked vehicle to rescue a child.
- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs 12 bills into law Updated: May-11-15 7:23 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed 12 measures adopted by the Oklahoma Legislature into law, including one that outlines guidelines for retiring Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers who want to keep their service weapon.
- Oklahoma governor vetoes firearms legislation Updated: May-11-15 6:56 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation opposed by the Oklahoma City Chamber that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds.
- House speaker unveils plan to complete Indian museum Updated: May-11-15 6:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma House Speaker Jeff Hickman is unveiling a plan for a $25 million bond issue to complete a long unfinished Native American museum near downtown Oklahoma City, while a separate proposal has been released for a $25 million museum in Tulsa.
- Oklahoma lawmakers call on school to return stolen Pissarro Updated: May-11-15 4:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - More than two dozen Oklahoma legislators signed a resolution Monday calling for the University of Oklahoma to return a painting by Pissarro that was stolen by the Nazis during World War II and to research whether any of its other works may have been stolen.
- Ex-Oklahoma lawmaker challenges general appropriations bills Updated: May-11-15 12:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former state lawmaker is challenging the constitutionality of legislation that has been the principal source of funding for state agencies and services for the past three years.
- Fallin signs ridesharing bill, vetoes elected officials pay Updated: May-08-15 6:26 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill setting up a regulatory framework for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft.
- Oklahoma City chamber urging governor to veto gun bill Updated: May-06-15 10:05 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A proposal that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds in Oklahoma could threaten dozens of events held in Oklahoma City, including horse shows, basketball tournaments and the Women's College World Series, the head of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.