GovBeat: Oklahoma

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Eight U.S. states have policies similar to Russia’s ban on gay ‘propaganda’

Though less far-reaching, a handful of state limit speech about homosexuality in the classroom.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, gay, gay rights, Louisiana, Mississippi, newsletter, Oklahoma, South Carolina, texas, Utah

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Republicans back away from Common Core as legislative roadblocks advance

Under pressure from conservative activists, Republican governors are revisiting Common Core standards.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Florida, georgia, indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, newsletter, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, States

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Satanists want a monument in Oklahoma’s capitol

A state-level push to erect Christian monuments in public spaces could open the door for other groups.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oklahoma, Religion

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Just five people voted to approve a $1M bond for this Oklahoma school district

The special election vote won by a landslide—of five votes.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Oklahoma

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Some states still don’t know where their borders lie

Two pairs of states need to answer an existential question: where does one end and the other begin?

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Geography, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, texas

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Supreme Court hands abortion supporters a win by staying out of the Oklahoma fight

The Court left in place Monday a decision by Oklahoma’s highest court that a major provision of that state’s new abortion law is unconstitutional.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:43 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Oklahoma, supreme court

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Oklahoma’s abortion restrictions kicked back to the Supreme Court

The fate of the 2011 law is in the hands of the nation’s top court.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Oklahoma, supreme court

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Did a murderer and a sex offender just save Oklahoma $20 million?

Inmates at an Oklahoma prison have come up with a program to track prisoners and supplies.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Oklahoma, prisons, States

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Regional economics drive support, opposition to proposed airline merger

Mayors in hub cities back the merger, but some attorneys general are still skeptical.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american airlines, Arizona, business, economy, merger, Oklahoma, States, texas, us airways, virginia

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Some state National Guards block gay partner benefits

How decisions by National Guard units blocking same-sex benefits hint at the next front in the gay marriage fight.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  florida, LOUISIANA, Mississippi, Oklahoma, same sex marriage, States, texas

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Per-student spending dropped by a fifth in Oklahoma and Alabama in just six years

At least 34 states spend less per student now than before the recession, according to a new report.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alabama, alaska, Arizona, budget, census, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Connecticut, education, florida, iowa, kansas, national association of state budget officers, North Dakota, Oklahoma, oregon, per-student, spending, student, West Virginia