Daily Oklahoman: Politics

  • Three initiative petitions circulating in OKC
    Sunday - 08/25/2019 - 01:00 AM

    By Carmen FormanStaff writercforman@oklahoman.comSignature gatherers are out in full force in Oklahoma City trying to qualify three initiative petitions for a vote of the people.

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  • MAPS 4 goes to the council
    Friday - 08/23/2019 - 09:25 PM

    By William CrumStaff writer wcrum@oklahoman.comMayor David Holt says the outline for MAPS 4 he will present to the city council on Tuesday “takes MAPS and the power of MAPS out to the neighborhoods and into people’s daily lives.”
    Holt’s recommendation for raising an estimated $978 million over eight years concentrates on improving quality of life throughout Oklahoma City and, in significant part, for individuals living on the edges of society.

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  • Medical providers to see Medicaid pay boost
    Friday - 08/23/2019 - 11:42 AM

    Staff reportsOklahoma medical professionals are set to get more money for treating Medicaid patients starting Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com

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  • Council asked to weigh in on gun law
    Thursday - 08/22/2019 - 01:47 PM

    By William CrumStaff writerwcrum@oklahoman.comOklahoma City Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon is proposing a resolution that, if approved by the council, would demonstrate the city council's support for an initiative petition seeking to give Oklahoma voters a chance to repeal permitless carry.

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  • Hamon seeks resolution supporting effort to halt permitless carry
    Thursday - 08/22/2019 - 04:36 AM

    By Ben FelderWard 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon plans to introduce a resolution that, if approved by the council, would demonstrate the city council's support for an initiative petition seeking to give Oklahoma voters a chance to repeal permitless carry.

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  • Ex-city councilman pleads guilty to tax evasion
    Wednesday - 08/21/2019 - 06:55 AM

    By Tim WillertStaff writertwillert@oklahoman.comFormer Oklahoma City Councilman John Pettis pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of of failing to file state tax returns and received a five-year deferred sentence.

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  • MAPS prepares to go to the people
    Tuesday - 08/20/2019 - 09:21 PM

    By William CrumStaff writer wcrum@oklahoman.comWard 5 Councilman David Greenwell wanted to know whether advocates going after MAPS 4 dollars would be held to account, required to produce measurable results.Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell wanted to know whether advocates going after MAPS 4 dollars would be held to account, required to produce measurable results.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • O'Rourke talks domestic terrorism in Oklahoma City visit
    Monday - 08/19/2019 - 12:13 PM

    By Chris CasteelStaff writerccasteel@oklahoman.comDemocratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Monday toured the sites of two Oklahoma massacres that he attributed to the kind of hatred and racism still dividing the country.“I’m learning from the people of Oklahoma, learning from our past to make sure we are safer and more secure,” O’Rourke told reporters after touring the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

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  • OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 19, 2019
    Sunday - 08/18/2019 - 09:13 PM

    Aero tradition ending
    Southwest Airlines began flying between Oklahoma City and Dallas on April 1, 1980.Read more on NewsOK.com

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  • 'You can't just power wash him': Officials ponder plan to remove statue from top of Capitol for cleaning
    Saturday - 08/17/2019 - 09:29 PM

    By Barbara HoberockTulsa WorldOfficials with the Oklahoma Arts Council are trying to figure out how to remove a nearly 6,000-pound statue from the top of Oklahoma State Capitol for cleaning.

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