State Capitol http://kgou.org en State House Says No To Bonds That Would Help Pay For Crumbling Capitol http://kgou.org/post/state-house-says-no-bonds-would-help-pay-crumbling-capitol <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;House has defeated legislation that would authorize up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state's nearly 100-year-old Capitol.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:16:31 +0000 Associated Press 27789 at http://kgou.org State House Says No To Bonds That Would Help Pay For Crumbling Capitol Letter Urges Legislators To Support Capitol Building Repairs http://kgou.org/post/letter-urges-legislators-support-capitol-building-repairs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A nine-member committee that oversees the long-term management of state buildings is urging the Legislature to support a bond issue of up to $160 million to repair the state Capitol.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:16:17 +0000 Associated Press 24274 at http://kgou.org Letter Urges Legislators To Support Capitol Building Repairs Oklahoma Capitol Could Receive $160M Face Lift http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-capitol-could-receive-160m-face-lift <p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Associated Press 23675 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Capitol Could Receive $160M Face Lift Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Blood Drives, Senior Day, And Performing Arts http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-blood-drives-senior-day-and-performing-arts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) gives </span>Oklahomans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the opportunity to save lives with blood donations at the </span><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1481282" style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring 2014 Bedlam Blood Drive</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The campaign began Monday but runs Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Army ROTC building at the University of Oklahoma.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:09:12 +0000 Alexander Hilton 23662 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Blood Drives, Senior Day, And Performing Arts Senate Panel Passes $160M Bond Issue To Fix State Capitol http://kgou.org/post/senate-panel-passes-160m-bond-issue-fix-state-capitol <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">An&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Senate committee has given overwhelming bipartisan approval for a $160 million bond issue to renovate and repair the state Capitol.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:55:09 +0000 Associated Press & eCapitol & KGOU Staff & Shawn Ashley 23125 at http://kgou.org Senate Panel Passes $160M Bond Issue To Fix State Capitol Fallin Proposes Income Tax Cut, Discusses Education In Annual Address http://kgou.org/post/fallin-proposes-income-tax-cut-discusses-education-annual-address <p></p><p><a href="http://ok.gov/governor"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Fallin</font></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;is proposing a .25 percent reduction in Oklahoma's income tax rate.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:35:01 +0000 Associated Press, Kurt Gwartney & Joe Wertz 22488 at http://kgou.org Fallin Proposes Income Tax Cut, Discusses Education In Annual Address Group Unveils Satan Statue Design For Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/group-unveils-satan-statue-design-oklahoma <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A group has unveiled designs for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan that it wants at the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;state Capitol.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The New York-based Satanic Temple released an artist's rendering of the monument Monday. A spokesman says the group has formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 20617 at http://kgou.org Group Unveils Satan Statue Design For Oklahoma Oklahoma Supreme Court Shoots Down Income Tax Cut http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-supreme-court-shoots-down-income-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Supreme Court has ruled that a bill passed last session to cut the state's personal income tax and provide $120 million for repairs to the Capitol is unconstitutional.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:33:33 +0000 Associated Press 19377 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Supreme Court Shoots Down Income Tax Cut Ralph Ellison Portrait Planned For Oklahoma Capitol http://kgou.org/post/ralph-ellison-portrait-planned-oklahoma-capitol <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The <a href="http://www.ralphellisoncentennial.com/">Ralph Ellison Centennial Gala</a> is Feb. 8 at the Oklahoma History Center.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Portraits hanging on the walls of the </span><a href="http://www.arts.ok.gov/Art_at_the_Capitol/Capitol_Collection.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">state Capitol building</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> provide a glimpse of the people who helped make Oklahoma what it is today.</span></p><p>You can see Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Robert S. Kerr, Carl Albert, Woody Guthrie and Angie Debo.</p><p>But <a href="http://www.ralphellisoncentennial.com/ralph-ellison">Ralph Ellison</a>, one of Oklahoma’s most famous writers, is not honored in this way, and that is about to change.</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:57:10 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 15418 at http://kgou.org Ralph Ellison Portrait Planned For Oklahoma Capitol State Leaders, Workers Enjoy Ample Health Benefits http://kgou.org/post/state-leaders-workers-enjoy-ample-health-benefits <p style="margin-bottom: 19.56px; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">When Gov. Mary Fallin and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb go see their primary-care doctors, they pay $30 out of pocket. Their prescriptions cost $10 if they get generics, more if they get name-brand drugs.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma taxpayers pick up the entire cost of their insurance premiums, which total $18,113 per year for each of their families.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:42:29 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & Warren Vieth and Clifton Adcock 11062 at http://kgou.org State Leaders, Workers Enjoy Ample Health Benefits