OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has filed paperwork to seek another four-year term as the state's chief executive officer, and she's not the only one seeking the state's top post.
Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs and Richard Prawdzienski, a Libertarian-leaning independent from Edmond, also filed to run for governor on Wednesday, the first of a three-day filing period for state offices.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn retiring with two years left on his term, both of Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seats will be on the ballot in 2014.
Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe filed for another six-year term in office on Wednesday, the first of a three-day filing period for candidates in Oklahoma. The 79-year-old Inhofe is expected to face at least one challenger, Democrat Matt Silverstein of Bixby.
But it's the two-year term for Coburn's open seat that is drawing the most candidates.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court is denying a request for stays of execution requested by two death row inmates who are scheduled to die this month with a new three-drug procedure developed by the state.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals issued an order Wednesday denying the stays sought by Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett.
Lawyers for the inmates contend the state has not provided adequate time for them to research the method of execution.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Political hopefuls from across Oklahoma are expected to descend on the state Capitol for the first day of filing paperwork to have their names placed on the 2014 election ballot and one person is already in line.
The three-day filing period runs from 8 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Friday. More than 300 elective positions are up for grabs, including both U.S. Senate seats, all of the five congressional seats, and statewide offices, including governor and lieutenant governor.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of the Oklahoma House plan to take up legislation that would authorize a $160 million bond issue to repair the nearly 100-year-old State Capitol.
The Senate-passed legislation will be debated on Wednesday by the House Appropriations and Budget Committee.
The building's interior features polished marble floors, valuable artwork and a dome that was added in 2002. But behind the walls are major problems that include a plumbing system with rotting pipes that has never been completely restored and a hodgepodge of electrical systems.