The proposed initiatives sought to enshrine key parts of the Affordable Care Act in state law.
The budget still expects a smaller dividend at about $1,216.
Governor says the state should withhold pay and per diem when legislators can’t pass a budget on time.
The Kiana Democrat initially refused to resign amid calls from his party, House leadership and other legislators to do so.
Taken together, the growing pile of credible allegations will make it almost impossible for the Legislature to not take some sort of action against Westlake.
Westlake is accused of misconduct in making unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances towards women in the capitol.
The report raises questions about his behavior in the capitol, but found the incident didn’t meet the legal threshold for sexual harassment.
The state says it won’t be able to prove the senator’s intent to “harass or annoy” the reporter.
More than half of the members come with experience in climate science or renewable energy.
Devon, who co-authored “The Blood of Patriots,” will be leaving the position to pursue new writing opportunities.