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Tort reform takes a hit from Oklahoma lawmakers


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Scott Cooper
The tort reform movement took a step backwards April 22 as the state Senate voted down one law suit reform bill while passing another which will be tweaked. House Bill 1602 failed to get the ...
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Oklahoma DEQ has issued $7.3 million in fines since 2004


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Scott Cooper
On May 5, 2008, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality received a phone call from an Oklahoma City resident about some dead fish. The resident told DEQ there were between 20 and 30...
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Legislature bypasses governor to get voter ID laws passed


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Scott Cooper
If the Legislature continues on the road it traveled with a voter identification bill last week, Oklahoma voters may need more than one pencil when they head to the polls next year. Besides p...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Is Oklahoma headed for another oil bust?


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Scott Cooper
An economy in turmoil, bank failures galore and the price of oil and natural gas taking a massive nosedive. Sound reminiscent? 'MAIN INFLUENCER' UNPAID ...
 
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Oklahoma Bar Association members march to Capitol


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Scott Cooper
They advanced on the state Capitol like Imperial Stormtroopers attacking a rebel base. More than 200 attorneys embarked on a million billable march to confront what they see as the evil empire: ...
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Appeals court grants death row inmate new trial


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Scott Cooper
An Oklahoma City man convicted of a 1982 murder has been taken off death row and awarded a new trial. James T. Fisher was found guilty and given a death sentence for murdering Terry Gene Nea...
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oklahoma City school board chair questions if a money problem exists


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Scott Cooper
The new chair of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education is still uncertain if a problem exists with the 2007 bond issue. "I really don't know if there is a problem," said board c...
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Representative introduces tort reform bill to cap attorney fees


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Scott Cooper
Whether a lawmaker has a conflict of interest concerning legislation over lawsuit reform might hinge on how the word "competitor" is defined. It might also come down to whether anyone is willing...
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009

As Capitol press corps shrinks, government controls message


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Scott Cooper
The sun was down, the building nearly empty " the perfect time to slip in a massive piece of legislation which could alter an entire legal system. Lawmakers were mulling over a simple four-page ...
 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Organization suing Oklahoma Department of Human Services submits remedies


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Scott Cooper
Children's Rights, a child advocacy group based in New York, has submitted its list of remedies in its lawsuit against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The organization is pursuing...
 
Saturday, February 14, 2009

Monson defeats Humphreys in OKCPS election


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma City school board president Kirk Humphreys was unseated by former state Sen. Angela Monson as the final election results were finalized today. The final results of the elect...
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Current office holders fail to file Oklahoma Ethics Commission campaign reports


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Scott Cooper
Pinned to a bulletin board inside the office of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission is a list of names most people who run for office would like to avoid. Being on the list comes with a punishment of...
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oklahoma City school district claims a $40 million budget shortfall on the 2007 bond issue


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent Karl Springer and school board chairman Kirk Humphreys are unveiling a plan this week to shore up what they say is a $40 million shortfall in the 2007...
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Council members plan to run again


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma City council members Pete White and Ronald "Skip" Kelly announced they intend to seek re-election to the City Council March 3. White was appointed to the council in 2005 after former ...
 
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Former Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner joins OKC law firm


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Scott Cooper
Former Oklahoma Corporation Commission Jim Roth has signed on with Oklahoma City-based law firm Phillips Murrah. The firm announced that Roth will handle energy and regulation issues. "I am thrilled ...
 
Friday, January 23, 2009
 
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