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1:09 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit Update

Tulsa, OK – Judge dismissed key claim in poultry lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has dismissed one of Oklahoma s key claims in the state's pollution lawsuit against Arkansas poultry companies.

U.S. District Judge Greg Frizzell on Tuesday ruled that bird manure isn't "solid waste" under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.

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9:45 am
Wed December 16, 2009

Tax Credit Limbo

One of the vehicles in question.
Ada Electric Cars

Tulsa, OK – Okla. high court says judge had no jurisdiction

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a judge didn't have jurisdiction when he ruled that a state tax credit for electric cars would apply to buyers of all such vehicles, contrary to a rule adopted by the Oklahoma Tax Commission but then withdrawn.

The high court's decision Monday, combined with the tax commission's actions, may leave some recent purchasers in limbo.

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5:55 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Mayor Comments on Oral Roberts

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett's office released the following statement:

"I am saddened by the passing of Oral Roberts, and my prayers are with his family," said Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett. "Reverend Roberts was an important force in Tulsa for many decades. He was a trendsetter in business, education and religion, and Oral Roberts University was a great example of his vision. So many of our fellow Tulsans owe their success to the education they received at ORU. His spirit and legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of local citizenry."

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5:54 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

State Budget Picture Darkens

Oklahoma City, OK – Monthly funding allocations to state agencies will be reduced by 10 percent this month and possibly next as November revenue collections fell well short of the estimate and prior year collections for an 11th consecutive month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.

The 10-percent reduction in monthly allocations in December and January, as authorized by State Finance Director Michael Clingman, reflects a doubling of the five-percent cuts in effect since the start of the fiscal year.

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5:45 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Congressman Sullivan on Oral Roberts

Congressman John Sullivan
file photo

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Sullivan offered the following statement on the passing of Reverend Oral Roberts.

"I am personally saddened by the death of Oral Roberts. Rev. Roberts was not only an Oklahoma icon, but an icon of the modern Christian movement in the United States.

Roberts and his ministry advanced the teachings of Christ in ways we will never fully understand. Rev. Roberts was a pioneer in Christian higher education and his namesake university has become an Oklahoma landmark.

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5:25 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Senator Inhofe Comments on Oral Roberts Passing

Senator Jim Inhofe from file photo.
Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement regarding the passing of Rev. Oral Roberts:

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4:59 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Oral Roberts Dead

Oral Roberts from earlier this year on campus at ORU.
Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK – Dr. Oral Roberts, a legendary evangelist who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century, died today in Newport Beach, Calif., due to complications from pneumonia. His son, Richard, and daughter, Roberta, were at his side. The founder of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University was 91.

There will be a private family internment. Arrangements for a public memorial service in Tulsa are pending and will be announced soon.

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2:06 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Stimulus Help

Tulsa, OK – In part of a trillion dollar spending bill passed on Sunday by the U.S. Senate, $1.55 million could be headed to the City of Tulsa for various public safety and public works projects. Among these projects receiving funding in the bill, the City of Tulsa would receive:

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