Headlines

Headlines for Monday, November 20, 2017:

  • Legislative officials are trying to determine what comes next after a last minute veto of the budget bill by Governor Fallin. (Tulsa World)

  • While Fallin vetoed much of HB1019, she kept in place emergency funding for some agencies. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Friday, November 17 2017:

  • Lawmakers are getting a pay cut. (KOSU)

  • The State Senate kills a bill to exempt truckers from a sales tax increase. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Thursday, November 16, 2017:

  • A bill to temporarily fund state agencies and end the contentious eight-week long special session passes the State House. (Tulsa World)

  • Gov Fallin says she’s disappointed in a lack of movement to raise revenue in the special session. (Fox25)

Headlines for Wednesday, November 15, 2017:

  • A bill to force cuts to state agencies to fill a $215 million hole in the budget passes committees. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Tuesday, November 14, 2017:

  • Legislative leaders plan to cut 49 state agencies to fix a $215 million budget hole. (NewsOK)

  • The State Department of Health is officially eliminating a fund for federally qualified health centers. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Monday, November 13, 2017:

  • The clock is ticking on a special session which could last till Christmas. (Journal Record)

  • State health officials used federal funds to pay for other programs. (NewsOK

Headlines for Friday, November 10. 2017:

  • A cut to Medicaid rates could close a third of the state’s nursing homes. (Journal Record)

  • The ACLU of Oklahoma threatens a lawsuit over budget cuts. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Thursday, November 9, 2017:

  • The State House fails to get enough votes to pass a bill to fix the shortfall in the budget. (NewsOK)

  • Future uncertain for special session. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Wednesday, November 8, 2017:

  • A bill to fix the budget and end the special session passes its first hurdle. (Tulsa World)

  • Mental health providers say uncertainty is costing the state money. (Journal Record)

Headlines for Tuesday, November 7, 2017:

  • Oklahoma churches turn to security firms after Texas shooting. (NewsOK)

  • The State House is getting a last chance tax package from the Senate. (Tulsa World)

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