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If the Supreme Court overrules Quill by abandoning the physical location requirement, the effects could be monumental for Oklahoma. The state government could generate over $250 million in new revenue. This would provide ample additional funding for core services without increasing taxes. A decision ...
A U.S. Air Force veteran and graduate of Oklahoma State University's school of engineering Stites has been a leader in industry for over 30 years. He and his wife Nan have four ... “There is not much working correctly in our state government today, we've got a lot of work to do.” I'll fight for our area not large ...

On March 29, the threat of a looming strike forced Oklahoma's Republican state government to concede a $400 million funding bill granting a historic teacher pay raise of $6,000. Inspired by the example of West Virginia, Oklahoman educators nevertheless decided to push forward with their strike. But two ...
Students know their voices will be powerful in shifting the needle toward fully funded public education in Oklahoma. But they don't always know exactly how to ... Teachers and students learned how state government functions on the fly in the two weeks of this walkout. Kids have grasped the difference ...
Renegar accused the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs of contriving problems at the center to make it appear less viable. ... Sparks, D-Norman, a proposed constitutional amendment to allocate 5 percent of all gross production tax receipts to an endowment fund for state government operations.
The state government has long maintained an attorney general's office in Tulsa, outside the state capital in Oklahoma City. Under Hunter, the office has 21 people, out of 188 total employees under the attorney general, according to the agency's spokesperson, Terri Watkins. "The Tulsa office had been ...

And while much of the rest of Oklahoma's state government was growing smaller, Pruitt, an advocate of small government, added 58 staff members to his own agency, according to the Associated Press. By December 2016, the state attorney general's office had 207 employees, up from 149 in 2011, when ...
Oklahoma Education Association Vice President Katherine Bishop will be featured at the Tulsa County Democratic Party luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Baxter's Interurban, 717 S. ... Hunter, who has served in a variety of capacities in state government, released a list of more than 30 endorsements. He has ...
The problems facing teachers and the teaching profession are myriad, but, like so many things in state government, they boil down to money – how much ... Teachers are fleeing Oklahoma for many reasons, with pay being the most common, said Theresa Cullen, an associate professor at the University of ...
(CNN) -- After massive rallies in Oklahoma and Kentucky on Monday, teachers say they'll keep pressuring state legislators on their demands. ... both the state House and Senate passed budget and revenue bills that brings a 6.25% budget cut to nearly every part of state government -- except education, ...
The GOP-held state legislature passed a pay raise for teachers in a revenue package last week, but teachers said the proposed plan was not enough. GOP leaders say other areas of state government also suffer from lack of funds. "We must be responsible not to neglect other areas of need in the state such ...
Their teacher says the students are on an exchange program with Booker T. and they went to Oklahoma City for several reasons. The German students aren't advocating, but are observing the protests to learn more about state government. Lucien Ludwig, an exchange teacher, says, "I think they will keep ...
Oklahoma school teachers, fed up with their pay and work conditions, called off work Monday and marched on Oklahoma City by the thousands. ... of their colleagues in West Virginia, who held a statewide strike for nine school days in early March and won a 5 percent pay raise from their state government.
And I understand you think there's too much taxation, that state government needs reform. You had some very strong words in that post for the teachers who've been striking. You say, quote, "they've radically and vocally turned against all common sense." If state government is inefficient, as you say, why ...
It's time for Oklahoma to wake up. I'm sick and tired of our state government getting nothing done. I'm more than willing to pay my fair share of taxes to fix this problem, as long as businesses do the same. The Step Up Oklahoma plan was not a fair plan: 70 percent of taxes were on the people and 30 percent ...
Republicans in Oklahoma are confronting a serious budget crisis that began after they took full control of state government in 2010. GOP lawmakers tried to make the state a model of conservative principles, with lower taxes, lighter regulation and lots of business-friendly reforms. But those moves have left Oklahoma ...
The resulting death-drug shortage is leading some states to revive older execution methods; in Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia, legislators have proposed the re-introduction of the electric chair, and in Utah, the state government has brought back the firing squad. As barbaric as those sound, some ...

Oklahoma did it all. And by the office's accounting, it has drastically improved Oklahoma state government's IT security and saved the state more than $372 million in annual spending. Seventy-seven agencies were involved in the project following a 2011 legal mandate, and 30 others voluntarily joined ...
This shameful failure reveals that the children of Oklahoma are not valued by our state government in the way that Jesus intends. As the people of God, we care deeply for teachers because we care deeply for the little children of our state. The Church is called to be a voice for the voiceless and to defend the ...
Legislation this is perhaps pivotal to a major shift in the structure of state government passed on reconsideration after failing earlier in the week. HB 3306, by Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, essentially would neuter the state health commission and make the state health commissioner a direct appointee of ...
Why should you care that at least 12 Washington state newspapers recently ran front-page editorials criticizing their state Legislature's overwhelming vote to exclude itself from the voter-approved Public Records Act? Why should you care if you live in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas ...


 

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