By AP/DHS Commissioner Steven Dow discusses the story with John Durkee
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Department of Human Services commissioners have agreed to use about $10 million in one-time funding to prevent benefit reductions to two programs for low-income Oklahomans.
The vote Tuesday avoids an increase in co-payments for the child-care subsidy program and a reduction in monthly funding to a program for families with developmentally disabled children.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor sets special election dates
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has issued two executive orders setting the dates for special elections to fill seats being vacated by Republican Rep. Dan Sullivan of Tulsa and Democratic Sen. Andrew Rice of Oklahoma City.
The candidate filing period for both Sullivan's House District 71 seat and Rice's Senate District 46 seat will be from Dec. 5 through Dec. 7. A special primary election if needed will be Feb. 14 and a special general election would be April 3.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor rejects inmate's commutation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has denied a request for a commutation of a 61-year-old Oklahoma inmate who is serving a life-without-parole sentence for drug trafficking.
Fallin's office announced Tuesday that Fallin had denied the request from Larry Yarbrough. Yarbrough has served 17 years in prison for a conviction in Kingfisher County of trafficking in illegal drugs after former felony convictions.