Headlines: Sen. Shortey Investigation, Tourism Budget Cuts & Westbrook's 33rd Triple-Double

Mar 15, 2017

Headlines for Wednesday, March 15, 2017:

  • Republican State Senator faces investigations after spending time with a teenage boy in a hotel room. (NewsOK)

  • Congressional plans to overhaul Obamacare could get costly for Oklahomans. (AP)

  • Senate rejects bill to change income tax reduction trigger. (Tulsa World)

  • Bill to eliminate tax cut trigger faces uncertainty in the House. (NewsOK)

  • First measure for Gov’s criminal justice reform passes the House. (Tulsa World)

  • Senate passes a bill to strengthen penalties against a synthetic opioid. (Journal Record)

  • State’s general fund receives $15.3M extra through accounting changes. (Tulsa World)

  • State’s budget officer questions accounting of general fund. (NewsOK)

  • State budget cuts could force the closure of 16 state parks. (Tulsa World)

  • One of Oklahoma’s closed rural hospitals could reopen under new management. (Journal Record)

  • Governor appoints former Governor Keating to OU Board of Regents. (NewsOK)

  • OKC hotel operators oppose a service charge fee from the city. (Journal Record)

  • OKC Councilman Ed Shadid suggests cut to MAPS sales tax. (NewsOK)

  • Small businesses feeling optimistic about the future. (NewsOK)

  • Midtown OKC boom includes a brewery and tap room (NewsOK)

  • A longtime business in Oklahoma City’s Film Row is closing. (Journal Record)

  • Russell Westbrook gets his 33rd triple-double of the season in a win in New York City. (NewsOK)