A group of teenagers who support a ban on texting while driving in Oklahoma are meeting at the Capitol to push for a new state law to prohibit the practice.
A group that calls itself "Generation tXt" has scheduled a news conference on Wednesday to advocate for a statewide ban on texting while driving. The group will be joined by legislators, law enforcement and insurance industry officials.
The 72 Republicans in the Oklahoma House of Representatives have selected 40-year-old state Rep. Jeff Hickman of Fairview as the next speaker of the House, one of the most powerful positions in state government.
The Republican caucus met behind closed doors Monday morning and selected Hickman via secret ballot.
The speaker's post was vacated last week when T.W. Shannon stepped down to focus on his race for the U.S. Senate.
The 72-member House Republican caucus is meeting behind closed doors to select the new Speaker of the House.
The House caucus is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Monday and will cast secret ballots to determine the winner.
Reps. Jeff Hickman of Fairview and Mike Jackson of Enid are vying for the post, one of the most powerful positions in state government. The speaker helps divvy up the state's $7 billion budget and helps shape the policy debate in the Legislature.
That’s how much the governor is asking most entities in state government to cut their budgets. The number should not be much of a surprise. The amount of money available for state lawmakers to spend for the next fiscal year was already down about $171 million over the current year’s figure.
KGOU's Kurt Gwartney leads a panel of legislative observers in a discussion of the 2014 legislative session.
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Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma voters should weigh in on what to do about school safety.
Fallin on Wednesday suggested that schools be given one-time authority to increase their bond limits so they can build tornado shelters or make other safety improvements on campus. She said she was heartbroken by the loss of life at a Moore elementary school last May.