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Posted at 8:00 AM

Evidence of the significant amount of rain that has fallen in May continues to manifest itself in a variety of ways. Lakes once dropping worrisomely low, are now reaching flood stage as roads suffer significant damage. Early Sunday morning, Lake Texoma went over the spillway for only the fourth time in its history. Turner Falls is closed because of flooding and the Lake of the Arbuckles’ flood control pool is over 101 percent full. Lake Murray’s depth is 748.17...

Posted May 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) annually prepares a state plan for operation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). OSDH is currently in the process of developing this plan...

Posted May 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Governor Mary Fallin, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and House Speaker Jeffrey W. Hickman announced Tuesday an appropriated state budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2016.

Posted May 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM

The full Senate has given final approval to legislation that will end the five-year ad valorem tax exemption for new wind farms beginning January 1, 2017. Senate Bill 498, by Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, and Rep. Earl Sears,...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has offered a Trade Promotion Authority amendment (#1237) that promotes international religious freedom among potential trading partners of the United States. Specifically, the amendment would add a...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Preliminary results from this school year’s third-grade Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test reading test indicate that at least 85 percent will be promoted to the next grade.

Updated May 15, 2015 at 5:11 PM

The third annual Summer Policy Institute will bring together Oklahoma college students with leading policy experts from government, academia and community organizations.

Posted May 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and James Lankford (R-OK) Wednesday joined Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) along with 10 of their Senate colleagues in...

Updated May 14, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Oklahoma’s first African American State Senator and civil rights leader, E. Melvin Porter, was recognized on Wednesday afternoon in the Senate chamber with a resolution authored by Sens. Anastasia Pittman, David Holt and Kevin...

Updated May 13, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Anyone breaking into a locked vehicle to rescue a child could not be sued, if a measure approved by both houses of the Legislature is signed into law. 

Updated May 13, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Oklahoma’s network of 2,107 flood control dams and voluntary conservation practices prevented an estimated $22.57 million in flood damages from the May 1-9 storms according to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Water...

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