Oklahoma Politics

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

A controversial bill setting the effective tax rate on new oil and gas wells was one of the capstones of the 2014 legislative session.

This week from 23rd & Lincoln, the Journal Record’s Marie Price talks about the recent attacks by the legislature on the judicial branch of government.

You can find more of Marie’s insights on the capitol jrlr.net.

Journal Record Legislative Report / jrlr.net

This week on 23rd and Lincoln, Marie Price talks about recent clashes between Republican Governor Mary Fallin and the GOP-led legislature.

You can find more of Marie's insights on her blog at jrlr.net.

Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk about the death of an inmate behind closed doors after something went wrong in his execution, the governor vetoes House bills after a bond for Capitol repairs fails in that chamber and the state and national Tea Parties are at odd over support for U.S. Senate candidates.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and former Democratic lawmaker Sid Hudson talk about the testing outage which sent the State Department of Education into damage control more, the Governor is getting her long awaited tax cut bill, a bond issue for Capitol repairs goes down in flames in the State House and the Senate advances a measure to give more money to education.

The Satanic Temple / thesatanictemple.com

Recently, the Oklahoma State Capitol has become a major battleground in the debate over freedom of expression.  The placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds has led to requests for statuary representation from other groups, including Hindus, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Satanic Temple.  The panel overseeing the Capitol grounds has stopped accepting these requests until an ACLU lawsuit regarding the Ten Commandments monument is settled, but the New York-based Satanic Temple is continuing with its plans.  It’s even submitted a design, which h