The Oklahoma House has approved a bill to create a defined contribution option for state employee retirement benefits.
The proposal would allow state employees hired after July 2014 to choose between the defined contribution option and the current defined benefit system. The House approved the bill 72-20 Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Mary Fallin.
Search and rescue dogs were prominent in the aftermath of the Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. But one rescuer came away with a drive to help make sure there were more dogs available for the important work.
The Oklahoma House has given final approval to a bill meant to make it more challenging for a minor to get an abortion without parental consent. The chamber approved Senate amendments to the bill 82-5 today with no questions or debate.
NORMAN - Norman Public Schools' lunches will see a slight increase in cost following a measure approved Monday evening by the Board of Education. Lunch costs will increase by $0.05 per meal as part of a gradual series of increases to bring the average price of meals to $2.59, in accordance with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Musical interests led Bill Rice into radio during the early 80s. While in college at the University of New Haven he spent most of his time at the student run station, acting as Station Manager, Jazz Director and Jazz Jock, Bottle Washer and Hall Monitor. Perplexed at being finally ejected - after all, he had graduated, they told him - Bill moved to Baltimore, where he landed his first real radio job at a little AM outfit. A short time later Bill went to work recording chamber concerts for broadcast at WBJC-FM, the NPR station in Baltimore. Heââ
Spring rains drowned the “merciless” drought throughout much of the Midwest and Plains, the AP reports. But the drought lingers in pockets of Western and Plains states — “including southwest Oklahoma:”
"Extreme" and "exceptional" drought persists throughout much of the state, especially in southwestern Oklahoma. Low reservoir levels have forced city officials in Altus to issue emergency water restrictions, and Oklahomans throughout the region are worried about the future. Associated Press reporter Sharon Cohen interviewed Kent Walker, a farmer and rancher who lives near Frederick.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed measures to create a pension improvement revolving fund and a task force to study autism in adults, but signed eight other bills.
Fallin issued two veto messages on Monday, saying she rejected the pension improvement revolving fund because it had no funding mechanism. The governor says she supports the goal of improving the state's pension system but that another bill she signed on Monday has an appropriate funding mechanism.
The 12-month period from May 2012 to April 2013 was remarkable for the absence of tornado activity and tornado impacts in the United States.
We can start by looking at the number of EF1 and stronger tornadoes during that period. A final count is available through January 2013 and we have a pretty good estimate of how many occurred in February through April, although final numbers won’t be available until July. Although the 12 month total may change a little bit with the final data, it’s unlikely to change enough to affect the results here.