The State Budget – 2025

The State Budget – 2025

Every legislative session concludes with the discussion of the state budget, and every year this moment proves to be highly contentious in every corner of the capitol. Last year, the Governor called multiple special sessions related to the budget, in particular income...
Legislative Session Week 13

Legislative Session Week 13

With a little over two weeks of the legislative session left, the final days are dominated with budget talks, vetoes, and more. This week also saw the 10th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol on Monday and Wednesday was Hispanic Cultural Day that also featured a rally...
Legislative Session Week 12

Legislative Session Week 12

(This week’s update was written by Policy & Advocacy Intern Hayden Vasquez !) Oklahoma has experienced another week of substantial activity within the legislature. As we approach the sine die adjournment of both the Oklahoma House and Senate, both chambers...
Legislative Session Week 11

Legislative Session Week 11

(This week’s update was written by our Spring Policy & Advocacy Intern Gabriela Dodd!) Last week was a tumultuous time for House and Senate floor hearings as bills sought to meet the third reading deadline. From bills attacking undocumented immigrants and...
Legislative Session Week 10

Legislative Session Week 10

House Side Senate Joint Resolution (SJR 34) by Sen. Julie Daniels (SD 29, Bartlesville) and Rep. Mark Lepak (SD 9, Claremore) sought to propose a state question to create a constitutional amendment changing the current judicial nomination process and leave nominations...
Legislative Session Week 9

Legislative Session Week 9

Last week was the final push for bills to be heard in committees of the opposite chamber before continuing in the process to become law. This often includes much political maneuvering to accomplish certain agendas, and last week was no exception. Multiple bills were...