- Okla. museum funding plan still faces tough battle Updated: Mar-08-14 12:29 pm
- Oklahoma House approves triggered tax cuts plan Updated: Mar-06-14 7:26 pm
- Oklahoma Senate approves $40M for Indian museum Updated: Mar-04-14 7:28 pm
- Okla. House leaders link pension overhaul to pay Updated: Mar-02-14 2:55 pm
- Senate passes Okla. income tax cut with trigger Updated: Feb-27-14 6:22 pm
- Okla. Senate sending big-ticket bills to House Updated: Feb-22-14 1:40 pm
- Oklahoma Capitol could receive $160M face lift Updated: Feb-20-14 8:37 pm
- Okla. Legislature to have $188M less to spend Updated: Feb-18-14 4:14 pm
- Okla. House speaker talks Capitol repair, tax cuts Updated: Feb-17-14 4:43 pm
- Legal pot in Okla. unlikely; could penalty ease? Updated: Feb-15-14 2:01 pm
- Panel OKs $160M bond issue to fix state Capitol Updated: Feb-12-14 6:14 pm
- Okla. House elects Hickman as speaker of the House Updated: Feb-10-14 4:57 pm
- Okla. lawmakers debate fix for crumbling Capitol Updated: Feb-09-14 5:28 pm
- Longtime friends face off in Okla. speaker race Updated: Feb-08-14 5:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A giant earthen mound near the banks of the Oklahoma River curiously greets tens of thousands motorists each day at the busy crossroads of Interstates 35 and 40 near downtown Oklahoma City. Beneath it sits a sprawling, unfinished shell of a museum that was envisioned two decades ago as a world-class destination to house historic artifacts and interactive learning experiences from the state's 39 federally recognized Indian tribes.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A plan to cut both Oklahoma's corporate and individual income tax rates once certain revenue triggers are reached cleared the Oklahoma House on Thursday over the objections of Democrats who contend the resulting loss of funds will decimate critical state services such as education, public safety and health care.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A planned Native American museum along the banks of the Oklahoma River that has become a shuttered, unfinished curiosity in the state's capital city received a $40 million boost on Tuesday from the Oklahoma Senate.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Members of the Oklahoma House have urged the Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin to commit to funding targeted pay increases for state employees before signing off on a pension overhaul bill, according to one state lawmaker.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The earliest Oklahoma taxpayers could see a drop in the state's top income tax rate would be 2016, and then only if certain revenue collections increase, under a bill approved on Thursday in the state Senate.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate wasted no time this legislative session sending some big-ticket items to the 101-member House, including a $160 million bond proposal to improve the Capitol and a bill to completely overhaul the retirement system for new public workers.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's nearly 100-year-old Capitol could receive a $160 million face lift under a measure given final approved Thursday by the state Senate, but the financing method is expected to face resistance in the more conservative House.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature will have about $188 million less available this year to spend on state services than last year, an even deeper hole than was initially projected, a state panel determined Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The state Capitol architect briefed House Republicans on some of the major repairs needed for the nearly 100-year-old building, but newly elected House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Monday no consensus has been reached on how to finance the overhaul.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Despite last week's largest pro-marijuana rally at the Oklahoma Capitol in recent history, there is little appetite in the conservative Oklahoma Legislature to join other states in legalizing cannabis, even for medicinal purposes.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A $160 million bond package that would fund repairs to Oklahoma's crumbling Capitol building cleared a Senate committee Wednesday with the backing of Democrats and Republicans.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday elected 40-year-old state Rep. Jeff Hickman of Fairview as the next speaker of the House, one of the most powerful positions in state government.
OKLAHOMA CITY - It's been more than two years since yellow barricades and scaffolding sprang up outside Oklahoma's Capitol building to protect visitors from mortar and pieces of limestone that are falling from its facade.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The 72 Republicans in the Oklahoma House of Representatives will meet behind closed doors on Monday and cast secret ballots to decide who will become the next speaker of the House, one of the most powerful positions in state government.