OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislative pages are returning to the Oklahoma Capitol, but male and female pages will no longer serve together following an allegation of sexual assault.
The Latest: Oklahoma House suspends page program
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a police investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a teenager participating in a legislative page program (all times local):
Police investigating alleged assault of legislative page
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's speaker of the House suspended its page program on Thursday after a teenage girl reported she was sexually assaulted by another page at a hotel near the Capitol...
Lawmakers mull fines for railroads that delay road traffic
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering whether to grant law enforcement the authority to issue citations to rail companies whose trains block roads for longer than 10 minutes without good reason.
Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public access to stairwells and hiring an ex-police officer licensed to carry a gun less than one year after thousands of teachers' staged peaceful protests in the Oklahoma Capitol to demand more education funding.
The Latest: Governor, GOP leaders open to Medicaid expansion
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and legislative leaders discussing their priorities for the upcoming session at The Associated Press' annual legislative forum (all times local):
Oklahoma's new governor and Republican leaders in the House and Senate each are expressing a willingness to consider some version of a Medicaid expansion that would extend health insurance to thousands of Oklahoma's uninsured.
House, Senate elect leaders ahead of 2019 session start
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature has convened for an organizational day and formally elected House and Senate leaders for the 2019 session that starts next month.
The House on Tuesday elected Atoka banker Charles McCall to a second term as House speaker, while Sen. Greg Treat of Oklahoma City was elected president pro tem of the Senate.
Republicans hold a 77-24 advantage in the House and a 39-9 edge in the Senate.
Newly elected Oklahoma lawmakers help pick new leaders
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of newly elected state legislators are helping to pick their new leaders for the upcoming legislative session that begins in February.
In the House, the new Republican caucus on Wednesday picked Speaker of the House Charles McCall to serve another term as its top leader. McCall will be the speaker-elect until he's formally elected in January.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two-term Democratic state Rep. Claudia Griffith, a candidate for a seat in the Oklahoma Senate, has died.
Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall's office said in a statement that Griffith died on Saturday. Democratic Party officials say Griffith died after suffering an apparent heart attack. She was 67.