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Topic - Oklahoma Legislature
The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the state legislative branch of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma House of Representatives and Oklahoma Senate are the two houses that make up the bicameral state legislature. There are 101 state representatives, each serving a two-year term, and 48 state senators, who serve four-year terms that are staggered so only half of the Oklahoma Senate districts are eligible in each election year. Legislators are elected directly by the people from single member districts of equal population. The Oklahoma Legislature meets annually in the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. - Source: Wikipedia
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.
The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned the 2014 session Friday, one week before a constitutionally mandated deadline. Here are several of the major pieces of legislation lawmakers approved this year. Five of the measures still require Gov. Mary Fallin's signature.
A $7.1 billion bill to fund state government for the upcoming year and a proposed $120 million bond issue to repair the aging state Capitol are among the measures still awaiting action by the Oklahoma Legislature.
A plan to erect a privately funded monument of the U.S. Bill of Rights at the Oklahoma Capitol came one step closer to fruition on Wednesday.
It's been seven weeks since Gov. Mary Fallin rolled out her legislative agenda on the opening day of the 2014 Oklahoma Legislature in a state-of-the-state speech and an executive budget proposal that touched on an income tax cut, public pensions, the consolidation of some state agencies and a bond issue to repair Oklahoma's crumbling state Capitol.
Voters would be asked to alter the way the Oklahoma Legislature considers budget bills and other matters in legislation that has been passed by a state House committee.
The Oklahoma Legislature would tap $40 million from the state's Unclaimed Property Fund to help complete a Native American museum in Oklahoma City under a bill that overwhelmingly cleared a Senate committee Wednesday.
The Oklahoma Legislature will have about $188 million less available this year to spend on state services than last year, an even deeper hole than was initially projected, a state panel determined Tuesday.
Gov. Mary Fallin says she wants to improve the quality of public education in Oklahoma.
Here are five things to know about the 2014 session of the Oklahoma Legislature, which begins Monday with Gov. Mary Fallin's delivery of her fourth State of the State address to the Oklahoma people, legislators, statewide elected officials and members of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Oklahoma legislators will have more than 2,000 bills and resolutions waiting for them when they open their session Feb. 3, including another attempt to lower the state's income tax and efforts to restructure pay for state employees and retirees.