Headlines: Oklahoma Wildfires, Education & New Cinemas

Mar 14, 2017

Headlines for Tuesday, March 14, 2017:

  • NW Oklahoma fires still burning. (NewsOK)

  • The state senate passes a bill removing a tax cut trigger. (Tulsa World)

  • Controversial pay day loan bill passes the House. (Tulsa World)

  • Bill gives tax breaks for rural doctors. (NewsOK)

  • A bill to add more cycling trails gets gutted. (Journal Record)

  • Oklahoma lawmakers take spring break. (Journal Record)

  • Education advocates call on lawmakers to follow the law they themselves passed in 2003. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma education is unlikely to be changed by new US Senate accountability requirements. (KOSU)
  • Oklahoma ranks 40th in taxes paid per capita. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma U.S. attorneys resign following requests from the Trump Administration. (NewsOK)

  • Nowata County Sheriff’s financial situation remains a question. (Tulsa World)

  • Corrections Department freezes its purchasing program. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma unemployment drops slightly. (Tulsa World)

  • A local oil and gas driller is selling off real estate near its Oklahoma City campus. (Journal Record)
  • City and Tribal leaders move closer to an agreement over the American Indian Cultural center. (Journal Record)

  • Four new movie theater venues planned for OKC metro. (NewsOK)