Ada board expands sewer survey pact
Ada City Council started the new year with a light agenda on Monday.
Cole tapped for post on rules committee by Speaker Boehner
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04) was appointed to a seat on the House Rules Committee by House Speaker John Boehner. The rules committee is part of the House leadership and works with the speaker and the majority leader to schedule bills and set the terms of debate on the House floor. Every piece of legislation considered by the House must first pass through the rules committee.
Oklahoma lawmakers back deal, avoid cliff
Congress’ last-minute deal to avoid a “fiscal cliff” of middle-class tax increases and federal spending cuts isn’t perfect, but it sets the stage for reducing the deficit down the road.
Commissioner, three incumbents sworn in by judge
District 22 Judge Tommy Landrith got the new year off and running Wednesday by swearing in three sitting county officials for new terms, and one new one — District 1 Pontotoc County Commissioner Randy Floyd.
Will 2013 mark the beginning of American decline?
"A modest man," Winston Churchill supposedly quipped about Clement Attlee, his successor as prime minister, "but then he has so much to be modest about." We should say the same about economists, particularly their ability to forecast anything in a useful and timely manner.
Tax credit debate sucking the wind out of wind industry
Cancelled wind turbine projects, layoffs are mounting amid budget talks in Washington.
Progress toward female leadership remains 'glacial'
Women made few inroads this year in joining U.S. corporate boards or executive teams, even as high-profile appointments at companies such as Yahoo spotlight the potential for greater parity.
- Candidates file for school board seats
Martin to chair key House committee
State Rep. Scott Martin has been appointed chairman of the powerful Appropriations and Budget Committee for the 54th Legislature. Incoming Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon tapped Martin, R-Norman, on Monday during his first round of appointments to key leadership posts.
Thompsen accepts leadership position from new speaker
Incoming Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon announced the first round of appointments to powerful leadership posts Monday, and it includes Ada’s state House Rep. Todd Thompsen. Shannon aides said the new speaker was tapping a diverse cross-section of the majority Republican caucus.
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