Senate approves criminal justice reforms

Treat, Shaw bills will keep communities safe, while slowing incarceration rates

Senate approves criminal justice reforms

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday approved a slate of criminal justice reform bills that will slow the state’s skyrocketing incarceration rates while still keeping communities safe.

Senator Griffin named Outstanding Legislator by OSDH

Sen. A.J. Griffin (center) is pictured with Health and Human Services Secretary Steve Buck (right) and Interim Commissioner of Health Tom Bates (left).

Senator Griffin named Outstanding Legislator by OSDH

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) recognized six outstanding leaders in child abuse prevention during a ceremony Tuesday at the State Capitol. Individuals and organizations were honored for their efforts, which demonstrated significant and outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention.

Touch The Trucks has another successful year

Touch The Trucks has another successful year

Cooler than normal temperatures did not stop several from coming out and enjoying some awesome vehicles and machinery on Sunday for the annual Touch The Trucks. With temperatures in the upper 50’s, the Guthrie High School parking lot full of construction equipment, helicopters, fire trucks and police vehicles, families were able to explore and play with […]

Governor’s Burn Ban extended to Logan County

Governor’s Burn Ban extended to Logan County

OKLAHOMA CITY – Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb today extended and expanded a burn ban from 16 counties to include 36 counties in western and central Oklahoma, including Logan County, due to extreme and extraordinary fire danger. Lamb, who is acting governor while Governor Mary Fallin is in Florida on an economic development-related trip, also signed […]

March general revenue collections beat estimate

Economic recovery continues at slow, steady pace

March general revenue collections beat estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in March were $405.5 million and came in at $21.4 million, or 5.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $53.5 million, or 15.2 percent, above collections in March of 2017. Total collections over the first nine months of the fiscal year were $4.0 billion which is $141.8 million, […]

First Capital Trolley to benefit from Oklahoma receiving federal grant

First Capital Trolley to benefit from Oklahoma receiving federal grant

Federal grants are coming to Oklahoma to make public transit services safer, more accessible and more efficient. In early April, the Federal Transit Administration announced that three Oklahoma grants were included in the 139 projects in 52 states and U.S. territories receiving grant funding from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.

Rep. Murphey: The transparency test

Rep. Murphey: The transparency test

Time and again I have witnessed the voters elect a new office holder based on the candidate’s platform of reform and innovation. The new office holder starts out with the best intentions, excited and ready to implement new ideas, unfortunately only to devolve into a self-centered career politician whose primary motivation becomes the extension of […]

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