13 bills inked by Gov. Fallin
OKLAHOMA CITY — A pair of bills designed to consolidate more than four dozen state boards and commissions are among the 13 Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Friday. She vetoed another bill that was intended to reduce the balance of state’s ...
Prison workers feel trapped in political spat
OKLAHOMA CITY — Prison workers across Oklahoma who were denied a raise in a $7.1 billion budget deal say they feel trapped in the crossfire of a political dispute between the governor and the state’s prison director over how much money the ...
Feds say Insure Oklahoma program must change
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma program that uses Medicaid funding to provide health insurance to 30,000 low-income Oklahomans must change in order to keep its funding, the federal government said this week, even as a legislative plan that ...
Racetrack owner guilty of laundering money
AUSTIN, Texas — A brother of two top leaders for one of the most powerful drug cartels in Mexico was convicted Thursday of buying racehorses to hide illegal drug profits....
Jurors end day in Texas ranch case
AUSTIN, Texas — Prosecutors told a federal jury on Wednesday that a man they say is the brother of leaders of Mexico’s most blood-soaked criminal organization used the proceeds from their brothers’ ill-gotten gains to bankroll his ...
Committee panels OK $7.1B bill
OKLAHOMA CITY — A $7.1 billion general appropriations bill to fund state government for the upcoming fiscal year cleared its first legislative hurdles among rank-and-file legislators, easily passing House and Senate committees Wednesday....
Driver’s license fee hike OK’ed
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma drivers would have to pay an extra $12 for a license under a bill given final approval by the Legislature on Monday and sent to Gov. Mary Fallin....
Fallin signs workers’ compensation overhaul
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill to overhaul the state’s workers’ compensation system, a top priority for Republican legislative leaders who say the state’s current system is a detriment to business and industry in the ...
Agency: Some in health scare could be missed
TULSA — The Oklahoma State Department of Health said Monday it’s using social media and other means to try to find every patient of a Tulsa oral surgeon whose two clinics were deemed unsanitary — but conceded there could be an unknown ...
House clears natural gas fuel tax credit
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma House has approved an extended tax credit for converting cars to cleaner fuels like hydrogen and compressed natural gas. The chamber approved the bill and its Senate amendments Monday on a 63-29 vote. The ...
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