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Headlines for Wednesday, November 22, 2017:

  • Fallin issues order to consolidate some school district administrations. (NewsOK)

  • Fallin’s veto gets praise from health officials amid uncertain future. (Journal Record)

Headlines for Tuesday, November 21, 2017:

  • The Oklahoma Legislature is going to reconvene for a second special session.  (Journal Record)

  • Lawmakers consider options for second special session. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Monday, November 20, 2017:

  • Legislative officials are trying to determine what comes next after a last minute veto of the budget bill by Governor Fallin. (Tulsa World)

  • While Fallin vetoed much of HB1019, she kept in place emergency funding for some agencies. (NewsOK)

The Hobby Lobby family’s “Museum of the Bible” opens in Washington with fanfare and controversy over stolen antiquities. We take a look at the issue of stolen antiquities and this groundbreaking new museum.

Headlines for Friday, November 17 2017:

  • Lawmakers are getting a pay cut. (KOSU)

  • The State Senate kills a bill to exempt truckers from a sales tax increase. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Thursday, November 16, 2017:

  • A bill to temporarily fund state agencies and end the contentious eight-week long special session passes the State House. (Tulsa World)

  • Gov Fallin says she’s disappointed in a lack of movement to raise revenue in the special session. (Fox25)

Headlines for Wednesday, November 15, 2017:

  • A bill to force cuts to state agencies to fill a $215 million hole in the budget passes committees. (Tulsa World)

Tulsa will be tackling intergenerational poverty by focusing on the first years of a child's life.

Sophia Pappas was recently hired by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to head up implementation of the foundation’s Birth to Eight Strategy.

Headlines for Tuesday, November 14, 2017:

  • Legislative leaders plan to cut 49 state agencies to fix a $215 million budget hole. (NewsOK)

  • The State Department of Health is officially eliminating a fund for federally qualified health centers. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Monday, November 13, 2017:

  • The clock is ticking on a special session which could last till Christmas. (Journal Record)

  • State health officials used federal funds to pay for other programs. (NewsOK

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