Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R) is expected to announce his candidacy this week to replace Senator Tom Coburn (R), but first is working to give the oil and gas industry a permanent tax break worth $250-300 million, which is worth nearly twice as much as the state’s budget deficit.
Two-term Congressman James Lankford (R-OK), who has consistently opposed all legal protections for LGBT Americans because he believes sexual orientation is a "choice," announced Monday that he will run for U.S. Senate this November.
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Lawmakers in deep-red Oklahoma are lining up behind new legislation that would grant explicit permission for educators to teach students about Christmas and Hanukkah and observe “traditional winter celebrations” on public school property.