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Scott Pruitt’s wasteful legacy lives on. 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a proposed rewrite of a ballot question on medical marijuana that was submitted by the state Attorney General’s office. In a 7-1 ruling on Monday, the state’s highest court rejected the proposed rewrite that supporters of the medical marijuana initiative had argued was intentionally misleading …

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Week 6 – House District 100 Legislative Session Update

ELISE HALL Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 100 – NW Oklahoma City Week 6 – March 13-16, 2017 Bill increasing court safety passes House Legislation allowing permitted county officials to carry firearms inside a courthouse passed Monday out of the Oklahoma House of Representatives with a vote of 85 to 11. House Bill 1104 would …

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Ralph Shortey broke the 1st Rule of politics 

Famed politician Edwin Edwards once said, “Never be caught in a hotel room with a dead woman or a live boy.” For some, it has been considered the cardinal rule of politics since.  He also allegedly broke three state laws, all felony-level crimes.  Shortey is charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within …

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House reps vote to overturn the will of the people. 

A bill reinstating felony-level laws for drug possession near schools earned enough votes in the Oklahoma House to pass, despite vigorous opposition from criminal justice reformers. House Bill 1482 was heavily amended from its original version to earn enough support to pass the House, where it got just enough votes Thursday to move on to …

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​Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber Releases 2017 Legislative Agenda

February 28, 2017 – The Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber will release their 2017 Legislative Agenda on March 1 during its annual Day at the Capitol.   The Legislative Agenda outlines the top legislative priorities, on the local and state levels, for which the Chamber will advocate during its Day at the Capitol. The agenda is …

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NWOKC Chamber plans day to visit NWOKC Legislators

In a tumultuous year with major budget shortfalls, proposed tax increases, and state agencies operating in near crisis mode, the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber has planned a day for its members to meet with NWOKC area legislators to share their priorities and to learn more about all the issues. Prior to the Governor’s State of the …

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Corporation Commission plans to keep man made quakes low with future regulations on disposal wells.

“The data from the Oklahoma Geological Survey shows the earthquake rate has been dropping since we issued various directives reducing the then-current volume within the AOI,” OGCD Director Tim Baker said. “The continued drop in earthquakes, as well as new data and input from the Oklahoma Geological Survey have caused a change in our orientation …

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Pruitt’s emails released now that it doesn’t matter.

“Despite repeated attempts by Pruitt and the Oklahoma AG’s office to stonewall CMD and the public, we’ve won a major breakthrough in obtaining access to public records that shine a light on Pruitt’s emails with polluters and their proxies,” said Nick Surgey, research director at the Center for Media and Democracy.  In her ruling last …

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