By Star Parker | 04/18/14 03:42 PM
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.
By Tim Talley | 04/18/14 08:02 AM
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.
By Bailey Elise McBride | 04/15/14 08:39 AM
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.
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 03:24 PM
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.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/27/14 12:45 PM
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...
By Associated Press | 03/26/14 11:02 AM
An Oklahoma judge has ruled that the state's execution law is unconstitutional because it doesn't allow inmates access to the court system.
By Washington Examiner | 03/21/14 04:26 PM
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...
By Justin Jouzapavicius | 03/17/14 09:09 AM
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...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/12/14 06:03 PM
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...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/12/14 12:36 PM
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.
By Tim Talley | 03/12/14 09:08 AM
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.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/10/14 03:14 PM
Oklahoma state Rep. T.W. Shannon, a Republican candidate to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, believes that African American voters are increasingly ready to vote for his party, describing that community as "fertile ground" for a conservative message. Shannon, who is black and native American,...
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