Legislative Digest

7 March 2017
Raven Fawcett, Apprentice Editor

The Legislative Digest looks at the bills and resolutions passed by Oklahoma’s state legislators in the last week.

County-level liquor laws promote democracy

7 March 2017
Nathan Hinkle, Student Writer

SB 221 benefits local communities by giving them power to decide when liquor stores in their counties should be open.

Oil tax cuts to blame for lack of school funding

7 March 2017
Kayleigh Thesenvitz, Social Media Manager

Schools have lost their final funding safety net, and the only solution is fixing the state’s broken tax policy for oil companies.

Schools fail to utilize federal lunch program

28 February 2017
Kyle Crutchfield, Student Writer

USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision program is an opportunity for schools to set their priorities straight by feeding kids first and reducing stigma associated with food assistance.

Student service deserves more than one day

28 February 2017
Raven Fawcett, Student Writer

Service Day is an excellent opportunity for students to engage the community, but its incentives and promotion efforts need to diffuse out to the rest of the year.

Partisan rhetoric damages reader perspectives

28 February 2017
Nathan Gibbons, Distribution Manager

The recent reactions from both sides of political media to Donald Trump’s “Sweden comment” are a prime example of how biased news sources are more concerned with opinionating than informing.

Helmerich Park integral to neighborhood community

28 February 2017
Nathan Hinkle, Student Writer

The current attempt to sell nine acres of Helmerich Park for development is harmful to the park and the families living close to it.

Proposed legislation harmful for LGBT Oklahomans

20 February 2017
Raven Fawcett, Student Writer

This legislative session continues the tradition of lawmakers proposing bills that unfairly impact LGBT communities.

Reform necessary for Okla. sexual assault laws

20 February 2017
Nathan Hinkle, Student Writer

A strict statute of limitations and limited accessibility to rape kits prove that reform to sexual assault laws is critical.

Marijuana bill unlikely to win over legislators

20 February 2017
Raven Fawcett, Student Writer

Despite one legislator’s efforts to put legalization on the agenda as a bill, medical marijuana has a better chance to pass as a State Question.