After enacting some of the nation's strictest anti-abortion laws, Republican lawmakers are now seeking exceptions to legalize the procedure in rare situations.
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With the board now made up completely of Stitt appointees, the Department of Veterans Affairs deputy director and general counsel quit prior to Friday's meeting, and the commissioners unanimously agreed to hire former Attorney General John O'Connor, who was a Stitt appointee.
A former prosecutor will review all aspects of the investigation, trial, sentencing and appeals process for the high-profile death-row inmate who claims to be innocent.
"We're not going to beat these bills by rehashing the same far-left rhetoric and playing victim," said Brittany Novotny, who founded the PAC. "We're going to defeat these bills by finding common ground with Republicans in the Legislature and helping them to see this isn't necessarily the winning issue they think it is."
"We're definitely concerned for our neighbors and families that have really become used to having this extra amount after three years," a DHS official said, adding resources are available for those in need.
In a legislative hearing Tuesday, State Superintendent Ryan Walters said he wants to offer teacher pay raises based on student performance and implement new reading initiatives. #oklaed
“This case includes allegations of fraud involving millions of dollars in taxpayer funds,” Gentner Drummond said in announcing that his office would join with the OSBI in scrutinizing a sweetheart deal between the Oklahoma Tourism Department and Swadley's Bar-B-Q.
A heated debate may reignite after two lawmakers filed bills that would allow parents to use taxpayer dollars to pay for their child’s private or home school education. #oklaed