Latest Oklahoma State Legislature News

Oklahoma GOP lawmaker to introduce Texas-style abortion bill

Jan. 08, 2022 13:17 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Oklahoma has announced plans to introduce a bill mirroring a Texas law that has become the nation’s biggest curb to abortion in nearly 50 years. State Rep. Sean Roberts said his bill would allow any individual in Oklahoma to sue...

Oklahoma House leader to step down after felony indictment

Jan. 07, 2022 13:33 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The second-highest Republican in the Oklahoma House said he's stepping down from his leadership post as he defends himself from felony charges alleging that he abused his power by changing state law so that his wife could become a tag agent. State Rep. Terry...

GOP Oklahoma House leader, wife accused of multiple felonies

Dec. 18, 2021 12:37 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County grand jury indicted a top Republican House leader on multiple felony counts, alleging he misused his power to change state law so his wife could become a tag agent. House Speaker Pro Tempore Terry O'Donnell, the second-highest ranking member...

Fire official: Gas odor after blast razes Oklahoma City home

Dec. 03, 2021 20:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fire crews on the scene after an explosion leveled a house in Oklahoma City on Friday could smell gas, a fire official said. Neighbors reported the blast about 3:20 p.m. “It felt like a bomb had happened, a big old bomb,”...

Oklahoma Legislature convenes redistricting special session

Nov. 15, 2021 16:03 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature convened a special session on Monday to approve new maps for the state’s legislative and congressional districts, while hundreds of protesters descended on the Capitol to express their opposition to vaccine mandates. The...

Oklahoma Republican leaders release new legislative maps

Nov. 02, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate released new congressional district maps on Monday that show major changes to the competitive 5th Congressional District that Democrats narrowly won in 2018. The proposed new 5th Congressional...

Oklahoma Senate president pro tem announces new leadership

Oct. 27, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican State Sen. Greg Treat on Wednesday announced changes in GOP leadership positions in the Oklahoma Senate. Sen. Greg McCortney was named majority floor leader, replacing Sen. Kim David, who is term-limited and has announced plans to run for...

Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for Asian American comment

Oct. 23, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma state senator is drawing criticism for referring to Asian Americans as “yellow families” during a legislative committee meeting on racial inequity. Sen. Dave Rader of Tulsa made the comment Wednesday to Oklahoma Policy...