Home Politics Page 2

Politics

Political developments in Oklahoma City

House Minority Leader Scott Inman

Democrats take stand, stall Oklahoma House budget vote

Dueling news conferences at the Oklahoma Capitol Wednesday revealed deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans over how to resolve a budget deficit of $900...
Denim Day display at Ok Capitol

Denim Day at Capitol reveals new sexual assault awareness

The Oklahoma House of Representatives made a symbolic gesture Thursday that was an encouragement to those who advocate for victims of sexual assault. One described...
Brooks-Jimenez talks with Diane Dougherty

Brooks-Jimenez already knocking doors in Senate District 44

To follow Michael Brooks-Jimenez from door to door in Oklahoma Senate District 44, it seems that he intuitively senses whether to use English or...
Rep Steve Russell's office door

Oklahoma City’s congressman dodging town halls

Oklahoma’s 5th District representative to Congress has the largest city in the state in his district. And he has chosen not to hear from any...
Senator James Lankford

Former Republican to Lankford: “How can we trust you?”

Republican Senator James Lankford might have felt like he just couldn't catch a break Tuesday night in the second of five sessions of his...
Ervin Yen

Anti-vaxxers win in Oklahoma Senate

Pressures from anti-vaccination groups killed Oklahoma Senate Bill 83 Thursday. If passed into law, it would have required parents to view materials about the dangers of refusing...
Ralph Shortey

Pastor thinks there is a hidden factor in Shortey’s downfall

There seems to be a big difference between Senator Ralph Shortey's public persona and his secret behaviors recently revealed by a public arrest and...
Imam Enchassi leading prayer

Muslim Day at Capitol – prayerful connections

Muslims came to a city church for education in the morning Thursday and then to the Oklahoma Capitol for public prayer and time with their...
Bennett at Grill on the Hill

Engaged voters

Two meetings on either end of Friday at popular restaurants in Oklahoma City gave Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-OKC, a way to keep up with...
Angela Basse

Payday loans called “predatory” by group seeking reform

As a pre-teen, Angela Basse saw her mother go through a hard divorce and then turn to a payday lender for help with a...

How to support Free Press

Support independent news reporting in Oklahoma City