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OKG Newsletter


Topic: legislative

Looking for laws


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council on Nov. 6 laid out the city’s wish-list for next year’s state legislative session.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Artful dodge

Arts advocates celebrate the apparent death of a state bill to eliminate arts funding.


News

Rachael Cervenka
With a controversial bill seeking to eliminate state funding to the arts apparently dead for the upcoming legislative session, Oklahoma Arts Council officials say they are beyond grateful for the vast amount of support they received statewide in response to the legislation.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The next move

Both sides in the abortion debate consider their options after recent rulings by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Commemorate, observe or celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme court decision, Roe v. Wade: It’s what millions of Americans have done over the past several weeks.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tobacco road

Big tobacco and health advocates square off over a state bill to let OKC and other cities make tougher anti-tobacco ordinances.


News

Tim Farley
Lobbyists and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are gearing up for a fight over the repeal of a pre-emption law that would give Oklahoma municipalities the authority to pass more restrictive anti-smoking measures than the state allows.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Up in smoke

State legislators kill a bill that would have allowed local governments to establish strong tobacco restrictions.


News

Phil Bacharach
A state Senate committee today snuffed out a bill that would have allowed local governments to establish anti-tobacco ordinances more restrictive than what's currently set by the state.
 
Monday, February 18, 2013

Point: Time to fix workers’ comp


Commentary

Jonathan Small
Oklahoma’s system for handling workers’ compensation claims is badly in need of reform. So much so that it is time to replace the system altogether.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Counterpoint: Don’t punish workers


Commentary

Bob Burke
Workers’ compensation is again on the front burner at the Oklahoma Legislature. In my 32 years of representing injured workers, it is the 19th attempt to make major changes in the law that governs the delivery of benefits to workers injured on the job.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Accord struck

Gov. Fallin and GOP legislative leaders say they’ve reached agreement on tax cuts, workers’ comp reform and Capitol repairs.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican-controlled Legislature appear poised to cut taxes, implement a new workers’ compensation system and restore the deteriorating state Capitol building.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 
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