OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who fought unsuccessfully during the legislative session earlier this year to eliminate dozens of state tax breaks for various industries is picking up where he left off.
Republican state Rep. David Dank of Oklahoma City will chair the House Tax Credit and Economic Incentive Oversight Committee that meets Wednesday for a briefing by officials with the Oklahoma Tax Commission and the Commerce Department.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma agencies are saving money by switching to debit cards instead of paper checks for things like unemployment benefits and tax refunds, but at least one lawmaker is concerned the cards are posing problems for some citizens and leading to huge windfalls for a private contractor.
State Rep. Scott Inman of Del City outlined his concerns Tuesday during a meeting of the House Government Modernization Committee.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Republican congressional candidate Markwayne Mullin remains in a Tulsa hospital in good condition with a torn esophagus.
Mullin's campaign manager Tim Ross said Tuesday that Mullin is feeling better but still is unable to eat and drink and is being fed intravenously.
Ross said Mullin was having dinner Saturday night with his wife in Muskogee when he began having trouble swallowing and breathing. He was taken to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, where he is expected to remain until Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has accepted a former judge's resignation from the state Bar Association.
The court took the action Monday in the case of former Oklahoma County District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure. Bass-LeSure pleaded guilty in March to two counts of fraud in a deal with prosecutors who alleged she and her husband, Karlos LeSure, claimed foster payments and adoption assistance for children who didn't live with them. Karlos LeSure also pleaded guilty.
Bass-LeSure and her husband each received a three-year deferred sentence.
HASKELL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old man is recovering after he broke his leg in a skydiving accident over the weekend.
Muskogee County emergency officials responded to the call at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday at the airport in Haskell. Authorities tell Tulsa television station KOTV that the skydiver landed hard in the target area at the airport.
SkyDive Tulsa, which offers skydiving at the airport, says the man is an experienced skydiver. The company says the man's parachute was fully open when he landed.
NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a couple and their grandchild had no time to reach a shelter before winds from a severe thunderstorm flung their mobile home into a creek in northeast Oklahoma, killing them.
The three were among four people who died in severe storms that blasted through Oklahoma on Friday. A Missouri truck driver also was killed when winds flipped his semi.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former First Lady Laura Bush are scheduled to attend a private fundraising reception in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoman reports that Ann Romney and Bush are to be featured at Monday's event at the home of Judy and Tom Love. A private reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. and a general reception is set for 6 p.m.
The cost will range from $1,000 to $25,000 per person.