Governor Fallin considers special session to discuss raises for teachers, Democratic leadership cries foul

OKLAHOMA CITY– Governor Fallin issued a statement Wednesday on the distribution of 140.8 million dollars that was cut from agency allocations midyear. The General Revenue Fund reductions were larger than necessary, making the money available. Governor Fallin is considering holding a special session to consider designating that money to raises for public school teachers. Without the special […]

City of Edmond opposes penny sales tax for education

EDMOND, Okla. – The city of Edmond is causing quite a stir after coming out publicly against a penny sales tax that would give teachers raises. State Question 779 will be on the ballot in November. The Edmond city council passed a resolution Monday night calling the penny sales tax “an attack on the limited […]

Anti-tax group challenges one-cent education tax proposal

OKLAHOMA CITY – The legislative session is over; the state Capitol is practically empty, but the penny sales tax proposal to pay for teacher pay raises is still being hotly debated. On Thursday, conservative lobby group OCPA Impact filed a legal challenge to the language in the proposed state question. The petition challenges two areas […]

Flash Point team talks State Question 779, national presidential race

OKLAHOMA – The Flash Point team tackled some of the biggest topics in politics this week. Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating joined Mike Turpen, Kirk Humphreys and Kevin Ogle to talk about State Question 779. The team also discussed the national presidential race among other subjects. Flash Point is sponsored by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores.

Flash Point team discusses State Question 779

OKLAHOMA – The Flash Point team tackled some of the biggest topics in politics this week. OU President David Boren joined Mike Turpen, Kirk Humphreys and Kevin Ogle to discuss State Question 779. Flash Point is sponsored by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores.

Oklahoma leaders claim city officials are breaking state law

OKLAHOMA CITY– Some state leaders claim several city officials have broken Oklahoma law. Come November, Oklahomans will head to the polls and vote on a number of state questions. Two of those are SQ 777 (the right to farm) and SQ 779 (a one cent sales tax for education). It is those questions for which […]

State questions Oklahoma voters will see on the November ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY – It is official – voters across the state will have their say on a series of state issues regarding everything from criminal justice reform to where beer is sold. On Monday, Gov. Mary Fallin signed an election proclamation that places five additional state questions on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Link […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court gives green light to putting penny sales tax on ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Supreme Court says the signatures are sufficient for a state question on whether to impose a 1 percent sales tax hike to fund $5,000 pay raises for teachers and other education spending. The state’s highest court issued the ruling Wednesday on the initiative petition being led by University of Oklahoma […]

What you need to know about Oklahoma’s 2016 General Election ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY –  People  across the country will be heading to the polls in a few weeks to decide several key races. In addition to choosing the next president, voters will also vote on congressional, legislative, district and county offices as well as state questions. Click here to view your sample ballot In Oklahoma, this year’s state questions include […]

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