Articles tagged with: government
by Gene Perry
In 1921, Oklahoma elected the second woman ever to serve in the U.S. Congress and the first to defeat an incumbent representative. Though Rep. Alice Mary Robertson was a pathbreaker for Oklahoma women, she was defeated after one term, and that path went back to the weeds.… Continue reading
- Does Tulsa-OKC rivalry help or get in the way?
- 10 Commandments monument may soon be placed at Capitol
- More budget cuts ‘very possible’ for state agencies
- Oklahoma health care premiums rising almost 3 times faster than wages
- Ugandan girl comes to OKC for life-saving surgery
- OKC council approves rail transit hub study
- 1 percent of all future OKC construction costs to be used for public art
- Cherokee Nation blocked from joining poultry pollution case
- Norman Music Festival will become 2 day event
- Further declines in state revenue expected
- OKC school district appeals order to reinstate teacher
- Oklahoma company planning to build electric cars
- State awarded $1.5 million to boost foster care adoptions
- Home designs meant to open neighborhood ‘dialogue’
- Juvenile detention agency may have furloughs
- Mint excludes Survivor Tree from Oklahoma quarter
- Oklahoma County officials defend staff raises
- Oklahoma bankruptcies up almost 30 percent from last year
- Mercury Marine will pay back Oklahoma tax incentives
- Edmond preacher gets rich mixing faith and financial advice
- Over $100k in fines to Oklahoma Ethics Commission going unpaid
- [Video] Oklahoma’s second ‘Gold Standard’ green home nearing completion
- Rate of high school grads going to college stays flat
- Eufaula mayor charged with embezzling $191, suspends police chief
- 1,500 Oklahoma autopsies still pending, including 108 from 2008
- Cherokees ask to intervene in poultry lawsuit
- Tulsa group calls for condemning Creek Nation land
- Two cities wait for Mercury Marine to decide
- Oklahoma female incarceration rate highest in the U.S., almost double national average
From The Daily O’Collegian:
After about five months in office, OSU student and Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates has had an inside look into the world of politics and what it means to manage college classes while running a town.
This semester, Bates is taking five classes with a total of 12 credit hours.
From The Daily O’Collegian:
Debate arose at Monday’s City Council meeting about whether Stillwater’s mayor should have an office, a measure eventually rejected after debate was exhausted.
“I think it would be nice to provide a space for all of us to represent Stillwater at a designated location at any time,” Stillwater Mayor and OSU student Nathan Bates said.
From The Journal Record:
Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has joined the attorneys general of 23 other states to support creation of a federal consumer financial protection agency.
Edmondson said the new entity should oversee large financial institutions, not local banks.
From The Tulsa World:
Oklahoma’s unemployed continue to have problems filing for benefits.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission’s online filing system went down from 3 to 7 a.m. Sunday.
Meanwhile, callers were told that because of a high volume of calls, all of the lines were busy.
Oklahoma City is the latest government agency refusing to release employee birth dates, despite arguments they are open records under state law.
Open government advocates say birth dates are on the front lines of the national battle for open records partially because of fears over identity theft.