Headlines: Truck Tax Breaks, Emergency Teacher Certifications & More Mosquitoes

Sep 29, 2017

Headlines for Friday, September 29, 2017:

  • Despite a $215M shortfall in the budget, lawmakers advance a bill to widen it. (Journal Record)

  • Lawmakers advance a bill to crack down on Medicaid fraud. (NewsOK)

  • Pruitt bills taxpayers for nearly $15K for a day of flights across Oklahoma. (NewsOK)

  • State Board of Education approves another 245 new emergency teacher certifications. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma’s charter schools are getting more than $16M from the federal government. (NewsOK)

  • OSU fires embattled associate basketball coach, but head coach is expected to remain. (Tulsa World)

  • A rise in the reports of rape might not be all bad news according to victims’ advocates. (Tulsa World)

  • OKC Planning Commission delays vote on Braum’s rezoning. (Journal Record)

  • Natural gas storage drops below past years. (NewsOK)

  • PSO wind farm case gets set for January. (NewsOK)

  • Study shows earthquakes are taking toll on home values. (Journal Record)

  • Banks are showing improvement. (Journal Record)

  • Health officials warn of continued high mosquito counts. (NewsOK)