DALLAS (AP) — Pilots at North Texas-based American Airlines will vote again on whether to approve a contract offer from the company, which has been operating under bankruptcy protection for nearly a year.
The Allied Pilots Association said Friday its board voted 12-4 to accept a tentative agreement with American.
The 7,500 pilots rejected a previous company offer in August, and American responded by getting bankruptcy court approval to impose pay and benefit cuts.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin is delaying a decision on whether the state will set up its own health insurance exchange or allow a federal model to be established in Oklahoma.
Fallin's office announced Friday the Republican governor decided to delay her decision after the federal government extended the deadline for states to provide notice if they plan to set up an exchange, which is an online health insurance marketplace where people can shop for coverage.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some state and national civil rights groups say legal action is possible over a monument of the Ten Commandments that was installed Thursday on the Oklahoma state Capitol grounds.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, says her Wisconsin-based group would be interested in bringing a lawsuit. Ryan Kiesel, the director of Oklahoma's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, says case law would be on his group's side if it decided to sue.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele is taking a job as director of an Oklahoma City nonprofit that helps provide education, job training and placement to low-income Oklahomans.
The Education and Employment Ministry announced Thursday that Steele would become the organization's executive director on Nov. 26.
Steele is a Republican from Shawnee who has served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2000 and the last two years as speaker. He was prevented from seeking another term in office because of term limits.