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Governor Fallin signs revenue package funding teacher pay raises. by Austin Prickett. Governor Mary Fallin signs three pieces of legislation granting teacher pay raises and tax increases to fund them. (KOKH/Anthony West). AA. OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —. Governor Mary Fallin has signed a revenue package funding ...
Administrators for the Oklahoma City Public School district announced schools will be closed Monday and they're encouraging teachers to spend their day at the Capitol. Other districts, however, are backing off of the walkout idea. Superintendent of Edmond Public Schools, Bret Towne, wrote his teachers ...

OKLAHOMA CITY -. State lawmakers strike a deal to give teachers, on average, $6,100 annual raises and to give raises to state workers. But, that won't be enough to avert a planned teacher walkout next week. And it didn't come without controversy. Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats worked ...
Governor Mary Fallin signed three bills into law Thursday that would give teachers and other state employees a raise. It's the largest tax increase in Oklahoma's history. Fallin signed three bills - one on taxes, one on the teacher pay raise and education funding, and a revenue package to make it all happen.
Governor Mary Fallin says she "absolutely" plans to sign a package of tax hikes to generate hundreds of millions of new dollars for teacher pay and avert ... Just moments after the Oklahoma Senate passed the bill late Wednesday, she said: "We finally got the job done, and I applaud the bipartisanship of the ...
Cornett, mayor of Oklahoma City and Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor, stopped at Exchange Bank & Trust on Tuesday afternoon in Stillwater for a meet and greet with the community. Oklahoma has its gubernatorial election to fill the position Nov. 6. Cornett decided not to run for a fifth term as ...

AARP Oklahoma cites the increasing acuity of assisted living residents as a reason that natural disaster preparation should be included in licensure requirements. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed bills into law Monday requiring assisted living communities and nursing homes in the state to have emergency ...
Headlines: Students Walk Out, Nitrogen Gas Executions & Oklahoma City Tourism. By Michael Cross • 11 ... Oklahoma students walk out marking a month since deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. (NewsOK) ... Oklahoma's race for governor could soon look more presidential. (Journal Record).
Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species. The Western Governors' Association on Thursday, March 15, 2018, released a compilation of 50 pests, ranging from weeds and wild boars to insects and amphibians. Others may be surprises, including feral cats.
OKLAHOMA CITY -. News 9 is learning more about the provision requiring lawmakers to have a supermajority to raise taxes. Former Governor David Walters was in office in 1992 when voters approved State Question 640. Walters said the ballot question was in response to a $560 million tax increase for ...
Oklahoma Secretary of State Resigns From Governor's Cabinet. Oklahoma Secretary of State Dave Lopez is resigning from Gov. Mary Fallin's cabinet, saying he needs to focus more time on his "personal and business endeavors.". March 13, 2018, at 5:59 p.m.. Oklahoma Secretary of State Resigns From Governor's Cabinet.
Rescue crews work at the scene of a deadly charter bus crash on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Loxley, Ala. The bus carrying Texas high school band members home from Disney World plunged into a ravine before dawn Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson). Dan Anderson. Ropes, phone lights used in ...
Pinning the entire blame of Oklahoma's current circumstances on one event or one person is difficult. But the most blame sits at the desks of Mary Fallin, governor of Oklahoma and the state legislators who have protected the oil and gas industry. Now, the state's budget cannot accommodate for basic ...
Oklahoma Secretary of State Dave Lopez is resigning from Gov. Mary Fallin's cabinet, saying he needs to focus more on his "personal and business endeavors." Fallin's office confirmed Tuesday that Lopez plans to stay on the job until March 30. As secretary of state, Lopez served as a top adviser to Fallin ...
DURANT – Governor Mary Fallin today helped welcome Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to Oklahoma, where he visited here with members of the Choctaw Nation who donated money to Irish famine relief in 1847. While in Oklahoma, Varadkar personally thanked Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton for the ...
Oklahoma Secretary of State Dave Lopez is resigning from Gov. Mary Fallin's cabinet, saying he needs to focus more on his "personal and business endeavors." Fallin's office confirmed Tuesday that Lopez plans to stay on the job until March 30. As secretary of state, Lopez served as a top adviser to Fallin ...
OKLAHOMA CITY -. An organization working towards criminal justice reform has concerns about a plan released by the governor's office this week. Specifically, it's not very specific. Lawmakers say they plan to fast track a series of bills to reduce the time non-violent offenders serve in prison. The goal is to ...

The Cherokee National Youth Choir recently won the Governor's Arts Award. It is the most prestigious arts award in the state of Oklahoma. It was my honor to nominate the Cherokee National Youth Choir for the Community Service Award from the Oklahoma Arts Council, an award annually issued by the ...
Thousands of teachers in Arizona showed up to school Wednesday wearing red. In Oklahoma, teachers prepared a list of demands for the governor. Educators in both states are energized from watching the success of the nine-day teachers strike in West Virginia. They say they're prepared to do the same.
OKLAHOMA CITY -. Governor Mary Fallin is ordering the state's Medicaid agency to develop a requirement that certain able-bodied participants work in order to keep receiving benefits. Fallin issued an executive order on Tuesday directing the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to submit recommendations to ...
Governor Mary Fallin is ordering the state's Medicaid agency to develop a requirement that certain able-bodied participants work in order to keep receiving benefits. Fallin issued an executive order on Tuesday directing the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to submit recommendations to the governor and ...
Candidates for Oklahoma governor took to the podium at a forum in north Tulsa on Tuesday. The event was held at Praise Center Family Church, and the hot topic was fixing the financial crisis. As Democratic candidate Connie Johnson put it, "we're not a poor state, we're a broke state." The other ...
Governor Endorses Bills Aimed at Reducing Prison Population. Gov. Mary Fallin says she's reached a deal with legislative leaders and state prosecutors on a package of bills designed to curb Oklahoma's growing prison population. March 5, 2018, at 3:39 p.m.. Governor Endorses Bills Aimed at Reducing Prison Population.
The budget for the fiscal year that ends June 30 was thrown out of balance last year when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a cigarette tax was unconstitutional. That lead to two separate sessions. Lawmakers ultimately reduced spending for all state agencies when they couldn't reach a deal on a ...
Governor Signs Bill Imposing Cuts to Oklahoma Agencies ... OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. ... two separate special sessions to try and reach a deal on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which was thrown out of balance when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a tobacco tax was unconstitutional.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A nursing home safety advocate is raising important concerns about a lack of transparency within the Oklahoma governor's office. The Oklahoma Open Records Act is explicit: all communications within state agencies are open records. Barring any special exception, all email ...
One day after House Bill 1033 failed, Republican candidates for governor were part of a debate in Tulsa. “I was disappointed some of the things didn't pass but... We need to focus on the problems before we throw new revenue on it,” explained Kevin Stitt, one of the candidates, eager to take on Oklahoma's issues, including ...
DURANT, Okla. (KXII) -- With current governor Mary Fallin's term limited, 12 people have filed to replace her so far. Thursday, seven of those came to Southeastern Oklahoma State University to speak to the public. The event was hosted by the Oklahoma Academy, a nonprofit that works to bring attention to ...
Governor Mary Fallin Tuesday ordered the Oklahoma Medicaid agency to develop a requirement that certain able-bodied participants work in order to keep ... Fallin's executive order directs the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to submit recommendations to the governor and Legislature within the next six ...
Police say the now-ex-wife of one of the Oklahoma governor's top aides accused him of choking her years ago, but no charges were filed. Tulsa police tell The Frontier officers responded to a domestic violence call from Preston Doerflinger's wife in 2012. Doerflinger is Oklahoma's finance secretary and ...
One day after House Bill 1033 failed, Republican candidates for governor were part of a debate in Tulsa. “I was disappointed some of the things didn't pass but... We need to focus on the problems before we throw new revenue on it,” explained Kevin Stitt, one of the candidates, eager to take on Oklahoma's issues, including ...
Oklahoma's Chief Executive Mary Fallin gave her State of the State address last week, in which the Governor detailed her plans to fix state's the ongoing budget crisis. As KFOR reports, the speech made headlines as much for Fallin's words as for the interruption at the end of the address by protestors, who ...
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Fallin's final 'State of the State' address did not come to an end without a few fireworks. On Monday, Fallin addressed the new legislative session and the ongoing budget battle that is going on at the Capitol. At this point, lawmakers are still trying to agree on a budget. Fallin called ...
Today, Governor Fallin issued a burn ban effective immediately for much of the western half of the state because of extreme weather conditions and extraordinary fire danger. The governor's burn ban supersedes any county burn bans currently in place. It expires at midnight on Feb. 16. Additionally, four ...
OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of one of Oklahoma's most exclusive clubs, the state's five living former governors, have unanimously endorsed Step Up Oklahoma's package of proposals to resolve the state budget impasse and provide teacher pay raises. Proclaiming their support were former Democratic ...
See the results of early polling on the six Republicans and three Democrats running for governor conducted Jan. 4-9 with 409 registered votes in the state. .... Here are the results of an early poll on the Republican and Democratic candidates for Oklahoma governor. Cornett. REPUBLICANS. 1. Mick Cornett.
"It's math," said banker David Rainbolt, a leader of the group known as Step Up Oklahoma. "You can look at the problems we have and realize that there's not sustainable revenue going forward. This problem will occur over and over and over again in a commodity-based economy like ours unless we create ...
McAlester Public Schools Superintendent Randy Hughes said he does not anticipate having to consolidate with other area schools in response to a recent order by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. Fallin recently signed executive orders that could force consolidation of some K-12 public schools that spend less ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says she plans to set an election date for a medical marijuana ballot measure after the start of the new year. Supporters of an initiative petition to ask voters to legalize medical marijuana gathered enough signatures last year to schedule a statewide referendum on ...
LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones is vying to become the state's next governor. Jones is a Comanche County native and a former County Commissioner. He was born at Fort Sill and attended Lawton Public Schools and Cameron University. He and his wife currently ...
Lawmaker Says Subpoenas for Governor's Executives Withdrawn. The chair of the Oklahoma House Investigation Committee says subpoenas for three of Gov. Mary Fallin's top executives are being withdrawn. Dec. 2, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.. Lawmaker Says Subpoenas for Governor's Executives Withdrawn ...
Mary Fallin, the governor of Oklahoma, has issued an executive order that could curb sales of promotional products to certain government entities in the Sooner State. Signed last week, the order prohibits state-level executive branch agencies, boards, commissions, departments and other entities within the ...
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin's veto of most of the budget bill is causing mixed reactions. Fallin vetoed “most of the revised budget bill approved by legislators in special session” Friday night. She vetoed all but five of the 170 sections contained in the House Bill 1019X, that was passed by the ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed a longtime Oklahoma Highway Patrolman to serve as the state's next commissioner of public safety. Fallin on Friday announced OHP Maj. Billy “Rusty” Rhoades will assume the post on Tuesday. He also will serve as Fallin's secretary of safety and ...
Education leaders in Oklahoma say Gov. Mary Fallin's executive order on school consolidation oversimplified a very complicated issue. The November 21 order directs school districts that don't spend at least 60 percent of their budget on instruction to consolidate administrative staff with other districts.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sees useless government waste. Facing a roughly $200 million budget hole in the current year and an expected $400 million deficit next year, Fallin issued a slew of executive orders last week in an effort to cut spending. Amid those orders was a directive that bans spending on ...
Travis Brauer, 29, turned himself in to the Oklahoma County Jail Sept. 14 on complaints of destruction of evidence and offering false evidence. (Oklahoma ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has scheduled a special election to fill the state Senate District 27 seat vacated by the resignation of ...
A battle is brewing between the governor and a state representative over ... is violent and non violent in Oklahoma Statute, in the criminal code.
Newly released IRS filings show the E Foundation for Oklahoma, a tax-exempt public charity that is allowed to shield the names of its donors, ...


 

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