Clark Jolley http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Senate Approves $7.1 Billion Budget Bill For Fiscal Year 2015 http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-approves-71-billion-budget-bill-fiscal-year-2015 <p>The Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly approved <a href="http://bit.ly/1sRADfu">a $7.1 billion&nbsp;budget&nbsp;bill</a> that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1.</p><p>The Senate voted 31-9 Tuesday for the bill that puts into law the agreement reached last week between the Senate, House and governor's office. The measure now moves to the House for final consideration.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Associated Press & eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 29712 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Senate Approves $7.1 Billion Budget Bill For Fiscal Year 2015 Senate Extends $5 Million Film Rebate Program http://kgou.org/post/senate-extends-5-million-film-rebate-program <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A $5 million annual rebate program that has been used to lure big budget films to&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;would continue for another 10 years under a bill that is heading to the governor's desk.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:48:37 +0000 Associated Press 26073 at http://kgou.org Senate Extends $5 Million Film Rebate Program Oklahoma Senate Panel Passes Bill For $5 Million In Film Rebates http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-panel-passes-bill-5-million-film-rebates <p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Associated Press & eCapitol & Emily Summars 25428 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Senate Panel Passes Bill For $5 Million In Film Rebates Oklahoma Senate Panel Approves Trooper Pay Hike http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-panel-approves-trooper-pay-hike <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://www.ohptroopers.com/"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Highway Patrol</a> troopers would get a pay increase under a bill that has unanimously cleared a Senate committee.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:28:47 +0000 Associated Press 23586 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Senate Panel Approves Trooper Pay Hike Another Runner For Lankford's Seat http://kgou.org/post/another-runner-lankfords-seat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Republican state Sen. Clark Jolley says he's running for the 5th District U.S. House seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. James Lankford.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:15:14 +0000 Associated Press 21788 at http://kgou.org Another Runner For Lankford's Seat Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Bond Program Challenge http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-supreme-court-rejects-bond-program-challenge <p></p><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 rejected a legal challenge to a bond program that would help fund a new office for the state Medical Examiner.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:53:15 +0000 Associated Press 14170 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Bond Program Challenge Okla. Legislators, Governor Reach Deal on Budget http://kgou.org/post/okla-legislators-governor-reach-deal-budget <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers have until the end of this month to complete their work, including the passing of a state budget. The adjournment date might come sooner with the announcement of an agreement on how to spend the state’s money.</span></p><p>The budget to pay for Oklahoma’s government will be $7.1 billion for the fiscal year beginning July 1, under an agreement between <a href="http://www.ok.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Gov. Mary Fallin</a> and legislative leaders. For most state agencies the amount of money they’ll receive in the new budget year is the same as last, but Fallin says the largest increase in the budget is for public schools in Oklahoma.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:45:16 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 5131 at http://kgou.org Okla. Legislators, Governor Reach Deal on Budget