By all accounts, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum has been a fast-rising political star in Oklahoma.
Part of a political dynasty whose uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather all served as mayor of...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn was stubborn as a mule and conservative to his core. But the Oklahoma family doctor, known for railing against federal earmarks, didn’t let...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's newly elected governor has named a veteran U.S. Senate staffer and a former Republican state lawmaker, both from the Tulsa area, to key positions in his new administration.
Gov. Elect Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday that Tulsa Deputy Mayor Michael Junk will serve as his chief of staff, while ex-GOP state Rep. Michael Rogers of Broken Arrow will be the next secretary of state.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An anti-tax group seeking to roll back a package of tax increases approved by the Oklahoma Legislature to help fund a teacher pay raise said Monday it is abandoning the effort.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court's recent decision to toss the group's ballot initiative didn't leave enough time to gather the 42,000 signatures needed to place the question on the November ballot, said Ronda Vuillemont-Smith, one of the organizers of Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys representing Oklahoma teachers say a plan to overturn a package of tax hikes for funding teacher pay raises and public schools is deeply flawed and should be tossed by the state's highest court.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on a plan to ask voters to repeal tax hikes on cigarettes, fuel and energy production approved by the Legislature this year. The money from the taxes was to be used to fund an average $6,100 teacher pay increase.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to fund teacher pay raises the Legislature approved amid a national uprising of educators seeking more classroom money.
The Professional Oklahoma Educators filed a protest petition with the state Supreme Court last week against the anti-tax group's signature-gathering effort.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An anti-tax group filed paperwork on Tuesday seeking a public vote on whether to overturn a package of tax increases approved by the Legislature this year to pay for teacher pay raises and fund public schools.
The group Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite, which includes former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, now has until July 18 to gather about 41,000 signatures needed to place the question on the ballot.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A hero of the anti-tax movement is criticizing Oklahoma House Republicans for approving a major tax increase and urging citizens to challenge incumbents who voted for the plan.
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn said Wednesday the House's passage of the tax hike aimed at providing raises for teachers and more funding for schools was "the worst of government."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican from northwest Oklahoma City has been picked by his GOP colleagues to serve as the next leader of the Oklahoma Senate.
Sen. Greg Treat was elected Senate President Pro Tempore-designate by acclamation after several potential opponents withdrew from consideration.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The group U.S. Term Limits is criticizing Oklahoma Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin for breaking a pledge to serve only three terms in the House.
Mullin announced in a video last week that he'll run for a fourth term in 2018. He said he "didn't understand politics" when he pledged to only serve three terms.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. James Lankford is releasing a report he calls "Federal Fumbles" that details what he describes as $247 billion in "wasteful and inefficient federal spending and regulations."
The 154-page report released Monday highlights examples of government spending, like a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant to study fish bones in Tanzania.