More Oklahoma Articles

  • Oklahoma's T.W. Shannon: A fresh black conservative voice

    In January 2013, T.W. Shannon established two milestones. He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history.

  • Oklahoma House's top Democrat: No time for tax cut

    The top Democrat in the Oklahoma House said Thursday that legislators shouldn't cut the state income tax this year, citing declining revenue and critical public education and transportation needs.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban

    Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

  • Negotiations to begin on Oklahoma budget, policy

    Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders agree in principle on cutting taxes, a multi-million dollar overhaul of the Capitol and revamping the pension system for state workers, but each side has different ideas on the specifics.

  • Republican civil war goes to Oklahoma Senate race

    Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon received the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund, raising the likelihood that his campaign with Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn will turn into a new battleground between Republican leadership and outside...

  • Oklahoma judge tosses state execution law

    An Oklahoma judge has ruled that the state's execution law is unconstitutional because it doesn't allow inmates access to the court system.

  • Examiner Editorial: Why it's vital to complete the Keystone XL pipeline

    Imagine what would have happened in 1937 had the builders of the Golden Gate Bridge stopped half-way across the water separating the San Francisco peninsula and San Marin County because a bunch of feuding politicians couldn't agree to finish the job. Late-night comedians would still be making...

  • Tulsa looks to tackle $10 million budget shortfall

    The day after Dewey Bartlett Jr. won a second term as Tulsa mayor last year, he was asked about the estimated $6.4 million budget shortfall the city was dealing with at the time. Bartlett replied then that he thought Oklahoma's second-largest city could manage its way out of the deficit hole...

  • Sarah Palin endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma Senate race

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lent her Tea Party credibility to former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon, endorsing his effort to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn as the next Republican senator from the state. "T.W.'s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion...

  • Oklahoma GOP Senate candidates won't commit to supporting Mitch McConnell

    Each of the three men running to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., refused to commit to supporting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to continue leading the Republican conference.

  • Oklahoma House OKs defined contribution pension bill

    Many new state workers would have 401(k)-style retirement plans rather than traditional public employee pension plans under a measure the Oklahoma House passed on Tuesday.



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