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Kendra Horn upsets Steve Russell in an Oklahoma City stunner

In a political upset for the history books, Kendra Horn broke a 44-year Republican hold on Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district Tuesday, turning the Oklahoma City-area district blue for the first time since the mid-1970s. Defying expectations, polls, experts, opponents and history itself, Horn defeated U.S. Rep. Steve Russell in a race that went down to…Read More

ABC: Controversial adoption law goes into effect Thursday

Depending on whom you talk to, you’ll get a different opinion on Oklahoma’s controversial adoption law that’s about to go into effect. “What the Legislature and the government have done is endorsed discrimination,” said Allie Shin, with the Oklahoma American Civil Liberties Union. “What we’re really asking here is if churches should check their faith…Read More

20 new laws that take effect in Oklahoma today

Thursday, Nov. 1, means a slew of new laws taking effect across the state. Among them is SB1140, championed by the Catholic Conference of Oklahoma, which prohibits a private child-placing agency from being required, to the extent allowed by federal law, to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any placement of a…Read More

Tulsa World: SQ 800 in Plain English

The Legislature proposes amending the state constitution to create the Oklahoma Vision Fund, which would receive an escalating portion of state gross production taxes beginning with 5 percent in 2020. Additional money could be appropriated to the fund. The fund would essentially be an endowment managed by the state treasurer. It would be exempt from…Read More

Split party power possible at top of state gov

A close gubernatorial race could result in split party representation at the top of state government for the first time in 12 years. Multiple polls show a close contest between Republican Kevin Stitt and Democrat Drew Edmondson in the race for governor. However, the lieutenant governor race is more one-sided with Republican Matt Pinnell holding…Read More