Headlines: School Funding, Lawmakers on Twitter & OKC Amazon Distribution

May 11, 2017

Headlines for Thursday, May 11, 2017:

  • State schools lose another $7M in revenue drop. (Tulsa World)

  • Nonprofits kills itemized tax cap bill which would raise $166M for the state. (NewsOK)

  • Tension grows in the oil and gas industry over pending legislation at the Capitol. (Journal Record)

  • Justice reform advocates call on lawmakers to finish the job in reducing the prison population. (KOSU)

  • Disability agency director worries about calls by lawmakers for consolidation. (NewsOK)

  • Fallin signs bill to extend limitation statutes for child sex abuse. (Tulsa World)

  • Attorney challenges Fallin’s appointment to Workers’ Comp Court. (Tulsa World)

  • State legislative discourse increases on social media. (Journal Record)

  • Congressman Cole supports President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. (KGOU)

  • Opening statements begin on Betty Shelby Trial. (Tulsa World)

  • As testimony begins in the trial of Betty Shelby, a famed civil rights advocate comes to Tulsa. (Tulsa World)

  • Feds charge a former OK Beef Council Employee with embezzlement. (Journal Record)

  • Bids for MAPS3 park come in below estimates. (NewsOK)

  • OKC Mayor expects self-driving cars in four to five years. (NewsOK)

  • More hotels are going up despite a decline in guests. (Journal Record)

  • Amazon is building a $3M sorting center in OKC. (NewsOK)