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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Mary Fallin
Oklahoma so far on Gov. Mary Fallin's watch has done pretty well for itself, according to the objective measurements most voters care about.
The fate of the Common Core education standards in Oklahoma is in the hands of Gov. Mary Fallin, who has a week to decide whether she will go along with the Legislature's plan to replace them with a new set of math and English guidelines.
Two of Oklahoma's three abortion clinics do not meet the requirements of a new law that requires doctors performing the procedure to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and they could be forced to shut down, women's health group Planned Parenthood said.
Gov. Mary Fallin says a state burn ban in 36 counties will be allowed to expire because of rainfall during the past week.
Oklahoma's 100-year-old state Capitol will be getting a major face-lift under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
A bill named in honor of a disabled 15-year-old boy who died of pneumonia last year after suffering alleged neglect and abuse has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
All of Oklahoma's oil wells would be taxed at a standard 2 percent rate for the first three years of production under a measure Gov. Mary Fallin signed Wednesday that had been sought by the oil and gas industry.
An attorney who has successfully challenged the constitutionality of legislation in the past is urging Gov. Mary Fallin to reject a tax incentive for oil and gas production that he claims is unconstitutional.
The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned the 2014 legislative session on Friday after giving final approval to several hotly debated items, including a $120 million bond issue to renovate the state Capitol and a bill to repeal of the set of education standards known as Common Core.
A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that income tax cut legislation approved by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin last month is unconstitutional.
The Oklahoma House reversed itself Thursday night and narrowly passed a plan it had earlier defeated to help school districts pay for safety upgrades such as storm shelters and safe rooms.
A bill that makes it easier for Oklahoma third-graders to advance to fourth grade even if they can't demonstrate basic reading skills became law despite Gov. Mary Fallin's veto after the Republican-controlled House and Senate voted Wednesday for an override.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed seven pieces of legislation and vetoed one.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have made it easier for school districts to promote third graders who may not be reading at grade level, saying the measure would set up Oklahoma's children for failure.
A group of Native American parents and supporters held a rally at the state Capitol and delivered a petition to the governor's office over the state's relationship with tribes.
The purpose, she said, was to give parents a more easily understandable measure of each public school's performance than the numeric grading system.
"Our per-capita income grew over 6 percent in the short span from 2011 to 2013," she said. "That's the second-highest growth rate in this nation."