Numbers: Polling from late September and early October indicates that Oklahomans were more concerned about COVID-19 and correspondingly less h…
This week, the governor was the guest of honor at two major campaign fundraisers — in Oklahoma City and Tulsa — that included a veritable who's who of leading Oklahoma Republicans.
The Oklahoma Project, which is responsible for the videos, said it was not affiliated with The Lincoln Project, but was inspired by it. The Lincoln Project was founded by Republicans and worked to get Joe Biden elected president.
Yen supports a statewide mask mandate to reduce the spread of COVID-19, something Gov. Kevin Stitt has declined to implement.
When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available in the United States, the federal government and states will face a crucial choice: Should all or most residents be required to get the novel coronavirus vaccine?
Vaccination has become a dirty word at the Oklahoma Capitol.
An Oklahoma midwife who lost her nursing license in November after back-to-back infant deaths continues to practice, the result of the state's…
Nationally and locally, the vaccination exemption rate is on the rise. Oklahoma's rate of full vaccination for school children lags behind the national average and below the goal of herd immunity, the ideal assurance that one unvaccinated individual will be protected if surrounded by those who have been immunized.
Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, said her caucus for the first time in history of an Oklahoma legislative caucus will have more women than men. In addition, it is the first time since 1990 the caucus picked up a seat.
Senate President Pro Tem Mike Schulz, R-Altus, said he expects to finish the session on Thursday, well before the deadline of 5 p.m. May 25.
Voters will go to the polls June 26 to vote on legalizing medical marijuana.
Senate Bill 1086, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, would end the capital gains tax credit which mostly benefits the wealthy.
“If we legalize it, it needs to be done the right way,” said the bill's author, Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, who could bring it back for a second vote.
A security details could be seen Tuesday with Rep. John Enns, R-Enid. Public Safety Commissioner Rusty Rhoades said his agency will provide security “until we get a resolution.”
Senate Bill 1120, by Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, clamps down on the use of medical marijuana, if voters approve State Question 788 on June 26.
Next year, legislators should retire outdated practice barriers and ensure patients have access to timely, high-quality, patient-centered health care. The majority of patients want greater access to nurse practitioner services, and every major study — more than 100 — shows nurse practitioner-patient health outcomes are as good or better than other providers. Other states and patients are seeing the benefits. Now it’s time for Oklahoma to do the same.
The biggest obstacles appear to be in the Oklahoma House, which has been unable to muster the supermajority needed to raise revenue.
State Sen. Ervin Yen might introduce legislation next year to address complaints from advanced practice nurses, who are fighting to reverse Oklahoma’s requirement that doctors supervise those nurses’ prescription authority.
Law's author says more needs to be done.
Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, wants to know the monetary and non-monetary costs to the state when lawmakers pass bills that are unconstitutional.
The House must take action on the measure before Friday's mandatory adjournment.
The Legislature in the past limited class-3 gaming to only be played by cards, rather than dice for craps and a marble for roulette. The measure would have allowed the use of dice and a marble rather than just cards.
We urge Gov. Mary Fallin to sign legislation banning teens from using commercial tanning beds and the Legislature to pass a $1.50-a-pack cigarette tax increase.
For years, lottery officials have said prizes were not competitive, hindering sales and reducing the amount of revenue the lottery could provide for education.
Senate Bill 765 by Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, passed with 57 votes for and 35 against. The Senate approved the bill last month.