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(The Center Square) - Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond said Tuesday, "a number of state actors and other individuals are ultimately responsible for millions in misspent federal relief dollars."
(The Center Square) – Twenty-five Republican governors oppose a revised federal rule regulating U.S. waterways, citing uncertainty from an undecided U.S. Supreme Court case related to the rule.
(The Center Square) - A report by Oklahoma's Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency recommends the state simplify its tax structure and create a savings fund not bound to constitutional limitations.
Canadian health officials issued revised government recommendations for alcohol consumption last week, changing the low risk level from two drinks per day to two drinks per week. Health officials further said that no amount is safe and strongly suggested that citizens cut out alcohol altoget…
Voters in Oklahoma will decide on State Question 820, an initiative to legalize marijuana, on March 7, 2023. Voters in Ohio could decide on an initiative to legalize marijuana in Nov. 2023. Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, which is leading the campaign in support of State Question 820…
After enacting some of the nation's strictest anti-abortion laws, Republican lawmakers are now seeking exceptions to legalize the procedure in rare situations.
(The Center Square) - Two bills regarding teacher raises await Oklahoma lawmakers when they begin their legislative session next month, and a third proposal for merit-based pay is on the table.
In the wake of the pandemic, with growing economic uncertainty and climate change stressing public infrastructure, more Americans are seeking ways to live off the grid. This does not necessarily mean forgoing all modern conveniences. Rather, living off the grid simply often means just that –…
Oklahoma City – Today Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson (D-Oklahoma City) responded to Gov. Stitt’s Inauguration Speech delivered on the Capitol steps.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives High School Page Program is now accepting applications for the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature, announced Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang.
Super PACs and dark money groups are dumping millions into the Oklahoma governor’s race, inundating voters with a flurry of confusing claims about both candidates. The Frontier used public records and other sources to check the facts. We found some ads that contained inaccurate or misleading…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Ty Burns, R-Pawnee, took a deep dive look into the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) during an interim study held this park week before the House Common Education Committee
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, announced the Restorative Workforce Initiative at Wednesday's ceremonial signing of House Bill 4369 at the Kate Barnard Community Corrections Center.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Leaders of the five largest tribes in Oklahoma announced today they officially endorse State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister as Oklahoma’s next Governor, citing her respect for tribal sovereignty and her commitment to work with the state’s nearly 40 federa…
Data from 2020 show nearly 1 in 8 Oklahoma children reported anxiety or depression, according to new Annie E. Casey Foundation report
STILWELL, Okla.—For nearly a year fluent Cherokee Speaker Rosie Flute was cooking family meals on an electric burner after her stove wore out. Raindrops would frequently drip down the ceiling in her living room.
Oklahoma lawmakers abstained from voting more than 100 times in 2022 due to potential conflicts of interest, an Oklahoma Watch review of legislative records found.
Republican legislators passed a law lowering taxes for businesses, but critics say it comes at the expense of jobless Oklahomans.
PRYOR, Oklahoma - The identity of Project Ocean is no longer a secret. KSN News in Topeka has announced that Panasonic Corporation will build a new electric vehicle battery factory plant in Kansas. According to KSN News, the announcement did not include where in Kansas the plant will be loc…
WASHINGTON — Cherokee Nation citizen Dwight Birdwell, 74, is the first Native American to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic service during the Vietnam War after President Joe Biden awarded him the military’s highest recognition Tuesday at the White House.
PRYOR, Oklahoma - Mayes County public school students averaged an 18.28 ACT score in 2020. Among Oklahoma’s 457 public high schools, 54 exceeded the national average ACT score of 20.6 in 2020.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health has identified its first probable case of monkeypox and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to confirm the infection in a central Oklahoma resident with recent international travel to a country with conf…
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Hunger-Free Campus Act, a pilot program addressing post-secondary student hunger in Oklahoma, will receive $200,000 in state appropriations this year.
(This story was produced in partnership with the Oklahoma nonprofit newsroom The Frontier.)
Leaders of both political parties have discussed the possibility of eliminating the state sales tax on groceries this legislative session. While the sales tax on groceries is regressive and should ultimately be addressed through comprehensive tax reform in Oklahoma, the state is not in a pos…
Oklahoma is giving electric vehicle manufacturer Canoo $15 million from the state’s “Quick Action Closing Fund” as part of an incentive package valued at $300 million intended to bring thousands of new tech and manufacturing jobs to the state.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, and Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, House and Senate Chairs of the Oklahoma Legislative Veterans Caucus, today applauded the hard work of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA), as well as numerous veteran service organizations, who worked…
OKLAHOMA CITY – A House subcommittee has given the first approval to a bill that would increase the amount of appropriations the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Fund may receive by $30 million.
OKLAHOMA City, Oklahoma - A bill to provide relief to Oklahoma families at the grocery store unanimously passed the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Finance on Wednesday.
Gov. Kevin Stitt outlined plans to cut taxes, promote school choice and push a conservative legislative agenda during his fourth State of the State address Monday.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City, has filed legislation aimed at giving Oklahomans a voice regardless of whether an incumbent legislator has an opponent.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Leaders of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes met for their quarterly meeting Jan. 14 via videoconference.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Several House Democrats released statements today after Gov. Kevin Stitt and Secretary of Education Ryan Walters announced an initiative to allow state employees to volunteer as substitute teachers.
Lawmakers will be returning to the State Capitol this fall for a special session to carry out the once-a-decade task of redrawing legislative and congressional boundaries.
Oklahoma students lost ground in nearly every grade and subject as they struggled to learn amid COVID-19 disruptions, newly released test score data shows.