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The Oklahoma House has named "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" as the official gospel song of the state. The House voted 89-0 Monday to approve the bill by Rep. Jabar Shumate of Tulsa designating the song. It now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed into
The Oklahoma House has passed legislation that requires state employees and elected officials to comply with state income tax laws or risk losing their jobs. The House voted 85-6 for the measure Thursday and sent it to the Senate for consideration.
The Oklahoma House has given final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit annual property tax valuation increases on homes to 3 percent. The value of residential property for tax purposes is currently allowed to rise up to 5
Students in Oklahoma who do not learn to read by the end of third grade would not advance to fourth grade under a bill approved in the Oklahoma House. The House voted 59-34 on Thursday for the bill, which is designed to end the practice of "social
Holland, 33, a former Tulsa attorney, was killed in Iraq in 2004. Courtesy Published: 4/6/2011 2:29 AM Last Modified: 4/6/2011 2:29 AM 1917 War Declared After 17 hours of debate that revealed an unexpected strength of opposition, the House at 3 a.m.
But two states, Minnesota and Oklahoma, are hellbent on blocking progress. A bill to criminalize embryonic stem cell research in Minnesota passed committees in both the House and Senate last week, and the Oklahoma House slammed through a bill on
A key component of a Republican-sponsored plan to overhaul the state's civil justice system has been passed by the House. The House voted mostly along party lines Tuesday for a bill to eliminate the concept of "joint and several liability." The
The Oklahoma House and Senate have convened a joint legislative session to honor Oklahoma's veterans. About 50 veterans crowded into the House gallery on Thursday as members of both legislative chambers honored the former military men and women for
Oklahoma took a step toward reforming the way it deals with nonviolent offenders on Tuesday, with the House of Representatives passing a corrections reform bill backed by fiscal conservatives and social reformers. House Bill 2131, which faces an
If approved by the Senate, the proposal will go to a vote of the people in 2012...Rep. Dave Dank of Oklahoma City said many seniors have fixed incomes but face rising costs for health care, food and utilities. He said the senior property tax freeze