Tulsa, OK – Okla. House shoots down immigration proposal
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Facing opposition from both sides of the aisle, the House author of a plan to target illegal immigration in Oklahoma says the bill won't be reconsidered this year after the House shot down the latest version of the measure.
The Republican-controlled House voted 62-31 on Tuesday against adopting the bill that focused mostly on human smugglers and others who prey on illegal immigrants.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House Democrats re-elect Inman as leader
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House Democrats have re-elected Rep. Scott Inman of Del City to a second term as the leader of the House's minority party.
Inman was re-elected to the leadership post during caucus elections on Monday. He was initially elected in April 2009 and spent much of 2010 working alongside former Democratic Leader Danny Morgan of Prague.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. gov OKs tax credits for private scholarships
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill authorizing taxpayer-subsidized scholarships for students whose families meet certain income requirements or who live in low-performing school districts.
The bill Fallin signed Monday has been hailed by proponents as a victory for school choice, but critics question why state money is being used to pay for scholarships to send students to private schools.