Headlines: Lawmaker's Weekend Death, Town Hall Meetings & Houston Thumps OKC

Apr 17, 2017

Headlines for Monday, April, 17, 2017:

  • State lawmakers are returning to the capitol today after losing one of their own over the weekend. (Tulsa World)

  • A measure designed to increase lottery funding for schools heads to the full Senate. (Tulsa World)

  • Bill to increase college credits allowed for high school students fails at the capitol. (NewsOK)

  • Lawmakers consider helping oil and gas industry with late royalty fees. (Journal Record)

  • Compared to other states, Oklahoma‚Äôs Rainy day Fund looks pretty good. (NewsOK)

  • Lawmakers feel the tone at town hall meetings has changed. (Tulsa World)

  • An Oklahoma Congressman remains a contender for the top job at NASA. (Tulsa World)

  • Nearly 20 inmates have died in just about 15 months. (NewsOK)

  • The Department of Human Services is reviewing its drug policies after infant deaths. (NewsOK)

  • Tulsa schools slated for closure received millions in voter approved funds. (Tulsa World)

  • Talihina VA hospital puts referrals on 90-day hold. (NewsOK)

  • A wind power developer and a western Oklahoma town are getting ready for battle in court. (Journal Record)

  • A new fee on developers to raise revenue for Oklahoma City gets mixed reaction. (Journal Record)

  • Office vacancies in OKC grows at start of 2017. (Journal Record)

  • The Thunder gets hit hard on the first game of the playoffs. (NewsOK)