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Proposed bill would provide overdue reform of the criminal legal process (Capitol Update)

House Bill 3777, which deals with discovery in criminal trials, is an important and long overdue reform in the criminal legal process.


Weekly Wonk: Better ways to deliver fiscal relief than cutting grocery sales tax | Living wage out of reach for many Oklahomans | Capitol Update

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Fact check: Would Oklahomans still pay sales tax on groceries if lawmakers cut the grocery sales tax?

The most likely bills that lawmakers are considering for cutting the grocery sales tax only eliminate the state portion of the sales tax on groceries, which is 4.5 percent. Under these measures, Oklahomans buying groceries would still be paying city sales/use taxes (up to 5.5 percent) and county sales taxes (up to 2.5 percent).