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State Senate approves income tax reform bill
The full Senate has given approval to legislation that would reduce the state income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 4.75 percent. Senate Bill 585 by Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, and Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, would be fully effective in ...
Author hopes to empower children through storytelling
Some Edmond residents know him as the boy who scored Deer Creek High School’s first touchdown in 1976, but they may soon know Roger A. Sims for a different reason. His upcoming children’s book, “The Wise Thin King,” will release May 28 in online bookstores and at Edmond’s Tate Publishing.
Chickasha recycling program breaks state records for participation
Chickasha's recycling program has already posted record breaking numbers of participation according to a report from Waste Connections.
Oklahoma House passes higher ed aid restriction
By a 56-37 vote, the House narrowly cleared the proposal from Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang.
SCOOP provides product for natural gas companies
Energy is limited to crude oil. This is a common impression many people have when it comes to the energy industry, but it is amazingly incorrect.
Natural gas in its liquid form and as a gas are currently being extracted from the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province by companies like gas processor and gatherer DCP Midstream.
House bill bans synthetic pot
OKLAHOMA CITY — A House committee has approved a bill to outlaw various kinds of new synthetic drugs, including so-called “bath salts” and artificial marijuana....
State reports 2 new flu deaths
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says there have been two additional flu-related deaths in the state and 34 more hospitalizations due to influenza....
Building coalition at Capitol
A rally on the state Capitol steps Tuesday afternoon presented another side of the state Medicaid expansion debate. Groups supporting the expanded coverage spoke in hopes of the governor changing her mind.
State revenue, funding on legislators’ plates
OKLAHOMA CITY — The first session of the 54th Oklahoma legislature convenes today for its regular legislative session, with legislative leaders talking about ways to fund necessary infrastructure repairs and improve the state’s business ...
Feds declare all Okla. counties drought disaster areas
All of Oklahoma’s 77 counties have been declared drought disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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