Oklahoma Politics http://kgou.org en Minority Leader Inman Confident House Dems Can Hold 29 Seats http://kgou.org/post/minority-leader-inman-confident-house-dems-can-hold-29-seats <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 19.5px;">House Minority Leader <a href="http://www.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=94">Scott Inman</a> (D-Del City) called last week "interesting” with candidate filing and legislation passing House Appropriations and Budget Committee to fund the Native American Cultural Center and Museum.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:02:00 +0000 eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 27213 at http://kgou.org Minority Leader Inman Confident House Dems Can Hold 29 Seats Bridenstine, Pruitt, Others Get Free Pass In November Elections http://kgou.org/post/bridenstine-pruitt-others-get-free-pass-november-elections <p>U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla. 1) won re-election to a second two-year-term Friday when no candidate filed to run against him at the end of the three-day filing period.</p><p>The freshman GOP House member who represents Tulsa and much of Northeast Oklahoma was among several candidates who did not draw an opponent in their race, and will take office immediately after the November elections.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 27211 at http://kgou.org Bridenstine, Pruitt, Others Get Free Pass In November Elections Sparks Out, Bass In As Oklahoma Senate Democratic Leader http://kgou.org/post/sparks-out-bass-oklahoma-senate-democratic-leader <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Democratic state Sen. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:51:00 +0000 Associated Press 26997 at http://kgou.org Sparks Out, Bass In As Oklahoma Senate Democratic Leader Personal, Corporate Income Tax Cuts Pass Oklahoma Senate Panel http://kgou.org/post/personal-corporate-income-tax-cuts-pass-oklahoma-senate-panel <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A plan to cut&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;corporate and individual income tax rates once certain revenue triggers are reached has passed a Senate committee.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:47:11 +0000 Associated Press 26379 at http://kgou.org Personal, Corporate Income Tax Cuts Pass Oklahoma Senate Panel It's No Joke, $1 Fine For Swearing In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/its-no-joke-1-fine-swearing-oklahoma <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Did you know that swearing in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;is punishable by a $1 fine for each offense? Or that the Sooner State has a <a href="http://www.ok.gov/agency.php?agency_id=241">Santa Claus Commission</a>?</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:03:23 +0000 Associated Press 26349 at http://kgou.org It's No Joke, $1 Fine For Swearing In Oklahoma A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate http://kgou.org/post/rising-gop-star-oklahoma-aims-us-senate The announcement by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that he is resigning his seat at the end of the year has set up a spirited battle among Oklahoma Republicans to replace him.<p>Leading the pack are Rep. James Lankford and former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon. At age 36, Shannon is an up-and-coming star in the GOP, and if elected he would become the third African-American in the Senate — two of them Republicans.<p>On Saturday night, the Comanche County Republican Party held its annual barbecue. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:43:07 +0000 Brian Naylor 26307 at http://kgou.org A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate At Legislative Midpoint, Negotiations To Begin On Oklahoma Budget, Policy http://kgou.org/post/legislative-midpoint-negotiations-begin-oklahoma-budget-policy <p><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma's</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;governor and Republican legislative leaders agree in principle on cutting taxes, a multi-million dollar overhaul of the Capitol and revamping the pension system for state workers, but each side has different ideas on the specifics.</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:37:00 +0000 Associated Press 26235 at http://kgou.org At Legislative Midpoint, Negotiations To Begin On Oklahoma Budget, Policy Say Goodbye To The Taxpayer-Funded Political Convention http://kgou.org/post/say-goodbye-taxpayer-funded-political-convention Ever since the Watergate era, taxpayers have been able to check a box on their federal tax returns and designate a little bit of their tax payment to help finance the presidential campaigns and wean politicians away from big donors.<p>The public financing program has had its ups and downs. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:15:00 +0000 Peter Overby 25942 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma House's No. 2 Not Seeking Re-election http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-houses-no-2-not-seeking-re-election <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">An Enid Republican who currently serves as the Number 2 leader in the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;House of Representatives says he won't run for another term in office.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:14:15 +0000 Associated Press 25186 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma House's No. 2 Not Seeking Re-election Looting Could Become Felony In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/looting-could-become-felony-oklahoma <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;Senate has approved legislation that makes looting a felony in&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:44:18 +0000 Associated Press 25013 at http://kgou.org Looting Could Become Felony In Oklahoma