More than 60 legislative bills have been filed since 2015 that seek to make voting and registering to vote easier in the state. Ten passed, but the most significant one, allowing online voter registration, may not be in place for two to three more years.
The University of Oklahoma unintentionally exposed thousands of students’ educational records — including social security numbers and financial aid information dating to at least 2002 — through lax privacy settings in a campus file-sharing network.
Since moving to Oklahoma in 1999, Catherine Montgomery has helped bring about some of the state’s more notable historical preservation projects. In this video, she discusses past preservation mistakes and future restoration opportunities.
The Legislature approved a fiscal 2018 appropriated budget totaling $6.9 billion, which is basically the same as last year’s. Among 68 agencies or entities listed, 53, or more than three-fourths, saw their budgets shaved or held flat.
In the final days, legislators approved three key revenue bills, saying they passed muster with the state constitution. But lawmakers’ earlier comments may put those bills at risk of being overturned in court, which would throw the state back into a budget crisis.
ByTrevor Brown, Jennifer Palmer, Mollie Bryant and Warren Vieth |
In one of the wildest sessions in recent memory, the state Legislature passed its 2018 budget and adjourned. The budget, which Gov. Mary Fallin is expected to sign, will have real-life ramifications for just about every state agency.
Three leaders involved in children’s issues talk about the implications of state budget decisions on the lives of young people. Guests included state Sen. AJ Griffin, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman, and Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth Director Lisa Smith.