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Today the OK Policy Blog examines an English-only bill being considered in the legislature, finding that it goes far beyond what voters approved in State Question 751. The latest revenue report shows that state finances are in slow recovery but still remain far below 2008. Meanwhile, the House passed a freeze on property tax increases for all seniors, regardless of income. OK Policy discussed this bill and other proposals to puts caps or exemptions on property taxes last week.
The Senate narrowly passed a measure to change most statewide elected officials into appointees of the governor. If passed by the House, the measure would go to a vote of the people. The House voted to reprimand two of its members, Rep. Mike Reynolds and Rep. Randy Terrill, over comments made at the capitol. A bill to encourage districts to consolidate superintendents was approved in House. It would pay 50 percent of the salary for up to 3 years for a superintendent who takes over an additional district.
These stories and more below the jump.