Capitol Bureau Writer
Barbara has covered the statehouse since 1994. She covers politics, appellate courts and state agencies. She has worked for the Tulsa World since 1990. Phone: 405-528-2465
At least two measures seek to ask voters to let lawmakers determine how to use tobacco money from the 1998 master settlement agreement with tobacco companies. Voters created a lockbox in 2000 for the funds.
The Board of Equalization on Tuesday certified $8.2 billion that the Legislature will have to craft a new budget. In December, the panel had indicated the state would have about $9 million more to spend.
The author of Senate Bill 1859 said he believes life begins at conception but he is trying to "move the ball down the field.” Supporters of legislation to abolish abortion say the bill doesn't go far enough.
Gaming tribes involved in a legal dispute with Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday asked a federal court to dismiss his counter claims.
The bill the would allow schools and local law enforcement entities to craft training programs passed the Senate by a vote of 37-7.
“With this new brand, we will work to breathe new life into tourism, job recruitment, investors and much more,” Gov. Kevin Stitt said.
Supporters want a hearing on Senate Bill 13, by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, that seeks to end abortion but has been called “fatally flawed” by Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City.
The logo includes a white star in the middle as a symbol of America and the original state flag. Chevrons outline the star and represent the state’s military. The elements form a circle.