Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fallin considering calling special session for teacher pay raise


Governor Mary Fallin Considers Special Session to Address 
Pay Raises for Public School Teachers

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor May Fallin today issued this statement on the announcement that $140.8 million initially cut from agency allocations midyear can now be allocated.

“I’ve begun discussions with legislative leaders to consider calling lawmakers to return in special session to address the issue of teacher pay raises. I continue to support a pay raise for teachers, having called on lawmakers at the beginning of this year’s session to approve a teacher pay raise. Lawmakers considered it, but this was an extremely difficult budget year and a funding agreement couldn’t be reached. With this available money, I am again asking lawmakers to act on this important issue of providing a raise for every teacher in this state.”

The money is available because General Revenue Fund allocation reductions required by the FY 2016’s midyear revenue failure were deeper than necessary. Without a special session, the $140.8 million would be distributed equally among all agencies receiving general revenue allocations.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Music Monday: How The West Was Won

This week's Music Monday is the main theme from the epic western film How The West Was Won.

Enjoy!



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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Republican National Convention Final Night Livestream

Here is the official Thursday livestream of the Republican National Convention:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday livestream for Republican National Convention

Here is the official Wednesday livestream of the Republican National Convention:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trump/Pence officially becomes GOP ticket


Donald Trump is now the Republican nominee for President. Here's the official vote tally from earlier this evening at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland:

Donald Trump - 1,725
Ted Cruz - 475
John Kasich - 120
Marco Rubio - 114
Ben Carson - 7
Jeb Bush - 3
Rand Paul - 2

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was nominated for Vice President by a voice vote.

Republican National Convention Livestream, Tuesday

Here is the official Tuesday livestream of the Republican National Convention:

Monday, July 18, 2016

Republican National Convention Livestream, Monday Night

Here is the official livestream for the Republican National Convention tonight.