Jerry Fent http://kgou.org en Top Business Stories: Challenges To New Laws, Sonic Earnings, And "Smart Meter" Concerns http://kgou.org/post/top-business-stories-challenges-new-laws-sonic-earnings-and-smart-meter-concerns <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Lawsuits Are Challenging Bills That Were Signed Into Law By Governor Mary Fallin.</strong></p><p>A group of parents, teachers and members of the state Board of Education are fighting the repeal of Common Core standards.</p><p>They say the bill violates the state Constitution by letting the Legislature take over an executive function.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Adam Brooks 32346 at http://kgou.org Top Business Stories: Challenges To New Laws, Sonic Earnings, And "Smart Meter" Concerns Legal Challenge To New Drilling Incentive Could Raise Big Constitutional Questions http://kgou.org/post/legal-challenge-new-drilling-incentive-could-raise-big-constitutional-questions <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">A controversial bill setting the effective tax rate on new oil and gas wells was one of the capstones of the 2014 legislative session.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:26:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 30715 at http://kgou.org Legal Challenge To New Drilling Incentive Could Raise Big Constitutional Questions Governor Fallin Urged To Reject Oil Production Tax http://kgou.org/post/governor-fallin-urged-reject-oil-production-tax <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">An attorney who has successfully challenged the constitutionality of legislation in the past is urging Gov. Mary Fallin to reject <a href="http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=HB2562&amp;Session=1400">a tax incentive for oil and gas production</a> that he claims is unconstitutional.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Associated Press 30104 at http://kgou.org Governor Fallin Urged To Reject Oil Production Tax Here We Go Again...New Lawsuit Challenges Oklahoma Income Tax Cut http://kgou.org/post/here-we-go-againnew-lawsuit-challenges-oklahoma-income-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A lawsuit claims<a href="http://bit.ly/1ebSQmz"> income tax cut legislation</a> approved by the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin is unconstitutional.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:12:04 +0000 Associated Press 29819 at http://kgou.org Here We Go Again...New Lawsuit Challenges Oklahoma Income Tax Cut Attorney Maintains Tax Cut Bill Is Unconstitutional http://kgou.org/post/attorney-maintains-tax-cut-bill-unconstitutional <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">An attorney with a long track record of successfully challenging legislative actions as unconstitutional is taking aim at a bill to cut the state's income tax and fund repairs to the crumbling Capitol.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:27:34 +0000 Associated Press 9266 at http://kgou.org Attorney Maintains Tax Cut Bill Is Unconstitutional