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Law & Principles

Appointment process for U.S. Senate vacancies advances

Oklahoma would use an appointment process to replace a U.S. senator who resigns or dies prior to completion of his or her term in office under legislation approved by the state Senate.

Ray Carter
May 25, 2021
Law & Principles

Millions in McGirt legal costs expected

The fallout from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared a tribal reservation was never disestablished in Oklahoma has now led lawmakers to create a new fund to cover millions of dollars in anticipated state legal expenses.

Ray Carter
May 19, 2021
Law & Principles

OCPA applauds passage of HB 1775

Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement to praise final passage of House Bill 1775.

Staff
April 29, 2021
Budget & Tax, Law & Principles

McGirt scope continues to grow

Recent action by the Muscogee Creek Nation (MCN) shows that we still don’t know just how wide the scope of the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision could be.

Curtis Shelton
April 22, 2021
Law & Principles

Senate votes to fund challenges against federal government

State senators have voted overwhelmingly to spend millions of dollars each year challenging federal actions that officials believe violate the U.S. Constitution’s limits on federal authority.

Ray Carter
April 21, 2021
Law & Principles

OCPA applauds Treat’s changes to HB 1236

Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement to praise proposed changes to House Bill 1236.

Staff
April 20, 2021
Law & Principles, Economy, Energy

Attorney General tells agencies to ignore federal demand

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has told state agencies they should not comply with a Biden administration demand that they cede regulatory authority over mining in eastern Oklahoma to federal authorities.

Ray Carter
April 16, 2021
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