Oklahoma Senate http://kgou.org en A Week Of Discord Among Oklahoma's Legislative Branches http://kgou.org/post/week-discord-among-oklahomas-legislative-branches <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Long-running tension among&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;three branches of government reached a boiling point last week after a court decision in two death row cases.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:43:53 +0000 Associated Press 28070 at http://kgou.org A Week Of Discord Among Oklahoma's Legislative Branches Oklahoma State Agencies Seek More Than $1.1 Billion Spending Increase http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-state-agencies-seek-more-11-billion-spending-increase <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 19.5px;">At least 37 state agencies hope to spend more than an additional $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2015, according to budget requests submitted to the <a href="http://www.ok.gov/OSF/">Office of Management and Enterprises Services</a>.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:58:00 +0000 eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 19077 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma State Agencies Seek More Than $1.1 Billion Spending Increase Oklahoma Senate Democratic Leader Not Seeking Re-Election http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-democratic-leader-not-seeking-re-election <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage says he won't run for re-election next year.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:32:28 +0000 Associated Press 17878 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Senate Democratic Leader Not Seeking Re-Election Oklahoma Senate Panel Studies Alzheimer's Impact http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-panel-studies-alzheimers-impact <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A Senate committee is exploring the impact of Alzheimer's Disease in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;as part of an interim study being conducted while the Legislature is out of session.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:17:00 +0000 Associated Press 13324 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Senate Panel Studies Alzheimer's Impact Ex-Oklahoma State Senator Arrested In Mississippi http://kgou.org/post/ex-oklahoma-state-senator-arrested-mississippi <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The Mississippi state auditor says a former&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;state senator has been arrested for embezzlement.</span></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:51:00 +0000 Associated Press 12032 at http://kgou.org Ex-Oklahoma State Senator Arrested In Mississippi Coffee Chosen As General Counsel For State Chamber http://kgou.org/post/coffee-chosen-general-counsel-state-chamber <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Former Secretary of State Glenn Coffee has been named the new general counsel for the State Chamber of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:16:49 +0000 Associated Press 9814 at http://kgou.org Coffee Chosen As General Counsel For State Chamber Dialysis, E-Cigarettes, More Fill Senate Study Requests http://kgou.org/post/dialysis-e-cigarettes-more-fill-senate-study-requests <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; ">Senators requested a total of 55 interim studies by Friday’s deadline for submitting their proposals. <a href="http://ecapitol.net/blog.wcs">ECapitol</a> reports t</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; ">he proposed studies cover a variety of different issues.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; ">Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner, for example, requested a study of the certification process for dialysis centers, Interim Study Request </span>2013S-22<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; ">.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; ">Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Yukon, has requested a&nbsp;</span><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: left; ">study of the taxes and youth access to e-cigarettes. Johnson was the author of one bill related to the issue during the legislative session and contributed language concerning the products for another bill, neither of which was approved. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:20:00 +0000 eCapitol 8550 at http://kgou.org Dialysis, E-Cigarettes, More Fill Senate Study Requests African-American Judges Honored By State Senate http://kgou.org/post/african-american-judges-honored-state-senate <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Four groundbreaking African-American judges have been honored by the&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma&nbsp;</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Senate.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 18:21:11 +0000 Associated Press 6037 at http://kgou.org African-American Judges Honored By State Senate