Both chambers of the Oklahoma legislature are preparing the state for a constitutional convention.
The Senate Rules Committee passed Sen. Rob Standridge’s bill to establish how delegates would be selected.
"Two delegates will be appointed by majority vote of the House of Representatives, and two will be appointed by majority vote of the Senate," Standridge said. "And one shall be appointed by receiving a majority vote of all members elected."
The bill passed 8–5. Standridge assured committee members other states can’t pull a fast one by sending more delegates.
Some Tulsa County residents could vote on a “water in the river” proposal in October.
The Arkansas River task will get designs and cost estimates by May 1, hold public meetings in June and finalize the proposal in July. Task force chair G.T. Bynum said he wants it on the ballot for Oct. 13.
"If we hold a standalone vote on the river in October, that then allows us to consider the outcome of that vote as it relates to any other further Vision renewal," Bynum said.
Muslims and members of other faith groups will rally and meet with lawmakers Friday. It’s the first annual Muslim Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Extra security will be on hand, and protests are expected. But Adam Soltani with the Council on American-Islamic Relations says there’s been an outpouring of support for the Muslim community.
Soltani says the goal is to encourage Oklahoma Muslims to be active participants in the democratic process.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has ruled that the Humane Society of the United States must turn over one contested document and portions of two others to the attorney general's office, but can keep 21 others secret.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it will side with a Muslim woman from Oklahoma who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.
Liberal and conservative justices aggressively questioned the company's lawyer during arguments at the high court Wednesday in a case that deals with when an employer must take steps to accommodate the religious beliefs of a job applicant or worker.