Latest Oklahoma State Legislature News

Broyles to run for US House after failed US Senate bid

Sep. 01, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democrat who lost a U.S. Senate race in Oklahoma in 2020 said Wednesday that she will challenge the incumbent Republican for a U.S. House seat that was successfully targeted by the GOP in a hotly contested 2020 campaign. Abby Broyles said she she...

State funds for Oklahoma Medicaid expansion remain untouched

Aug. 30, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The $164 million appropriated by the Oklahoma Legislature to pay for the state's share of Medicaid expansion remains untouched in a state agency savings account, state legislators learned Monday. Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO Kevin Corbett told...

Activists seeking to overturn law fall short of signatures

Aug. 25, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Activists seeking to overturn a new anti-protest law passed by the Republican-led Oklahoma Legislature said Wednesday they have fallen short of the required number of signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote. Democratic activist Joshua...

Oklahoma redistricting leaders say maps must be redrawn

Aug. 23, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Newly drawn Oklahoma House districts approved by the Legislature earlier this year will have to be redrawn based on the latest census data, House and Senate leaders said Monday. The announcement by the House and Senate redistricting committee chairs...

Term-limited Oklahoma lawmaker to run for state treasurer

Jun. 29, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A term-limited Republican state House member from Cordell said Tuesday he plans to run for Oklahoma state treasurer. Rep. Todd Russ, 60, is a longtime banker who is finishing his sixth term in the House, where he represents parts of five western...