8:40 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Rep. Cole: Obama Used Tax Issue For Partisan Advantage

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The Two-Way
6:42 am
Wed January 21, 2015

An Emboldened Obama Makes The Case For Middle-Class Economics

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington on Tuesday.
Mandel Ngan AP

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 9:55 am

Updated at 9:44 a.m. ET

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Local News
8:38 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Headlines: Islamic Tensions, Wyoming Drilling & Tobacco Money

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of December 1, 2014:

  • The nation’s first constitutionally protected tobacco trust set up by Oklahoma voters in 2000 is about to pay out as much in dividends as it receives from cigarette companies. (NewsOK)

  • Conservatives are raising concerns of tax increases because of a bill under consideration in the State Supreme Court. (Journal Record)

  • Oklahoma Islamic leaders are feeling increased tension between their faith and the majority Christians. (Tulsa World)

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Local News
8:32 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Headlines: Immigration Reaction, OU Band & the Kissing Disease

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of November 21, 2014:

  • Oklahoma’s Attorney General promises a lawsuit against the President’s immigration plan. (NewsOK)

  • The President’s immigration plan draws praise from some in northeast Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

  • Controversy over the Pride of Oklahoma at OU results in a returning band director nearly doubling his pay. (Journal Record)

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StateImpact Oklahoma
12:22 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

In Lawsuit Over Oil and Gas Tax Law, Two Ways to ‘Test’ a Revenue Bill in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City attorney and legislative watchdog Jerry Fent, who has successfully challenged laws in the past, leaves a courtroom at the State Supreme Court, where a referee heard his lawsuit over House Bill 2562.
Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

The State Supreme Court on July 29 heard a lawsuit and constitutional challenge to House Bill 2562, a measure that would change the effective state tax rate levied on oil and gas production.

Both parties agreed that the measure was written to reduce taxes, but is HB 2562 a “revenue bill?” That definition is important because this court battle isn’t about policy, it’s about procedure.

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