Category Archives: State

Oklahoma joins the stoner states

While some confusion continues to swirl SQ 788, the cannabis question was approved by Oklahoma voters at 57 percent of the vote statewide.

At 9:37 pm Tuesday, Governor Mary Fallin issued a statement as unofficial results showed Oklahoma voters legalized the licensed use, sale, and growth of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  Continue reading

Passenger rail returns: Tulsa to OKC

Effective Thursday in a 12 page document, WATCO Companies L.L.C. of Pittsburg, Kansas, issued a Request for Proposal to begin the process of securing a private rail carrier to provide passenger service for an initial period of 10 years between downtown Tulsa and the newly reconfigured Santa Fe Hub in Oklahoma City. Continue reading

Supremes uphold accurate voter rolls

Attorney General Mike Hunter today celebrated another victory for the state at the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the laws in Ohio and other states, including Oklahoma, that ensure that the states’ list of registered voters remains accurate.

The National Voter Registration Act requires states to implement programs that ensure accurate voter registration rolls by removing the names of people who have died or moved.  Continue reading

Turner Turnpike closings this week

The Turner Turnpike will see overnight closures this week between Oklahoma City and Wellston as construction on the new Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike continues. The closures are part of a project to install bridge beams near Luther Road on the new interchange that will connect the EOC Turnpike to the Turner Turnpike (I-44).  Continue reading