Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate OKs crackdown on drunken driving
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Anyone convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in Oklahoma would have to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle for two years under a bill passed by the state Senate and sent to the House.
Sapulpa, OK – Special prosecutor named in ex-judge's case
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Payne County District Attorney Tom Lee says he will be special prosecutor in the stalking case against a former district judge who was convicted in 2006 of indecent exposure for using a sexual device while presiding over trials.
Lee told the Tulsa World that the attorney general appointed him to the case against former Judge Donald Thompson.
Tulsa, OK – In response to the start of federal actions that could drastically increase utility bills, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) will provide a forum for other State agencies, electric utilities, consumer groups and all stakeholders to meet on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) newly-released, costly plan to reduce regional haze in scenic areas.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor heads to Bahamas for spring break
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is out of state on a family vacation leaving Lt. Governor Todd Lamb the acting governor.
Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz says the governor left Saturday afternoon for the Bahamas with her husband and three of their children. Fallin is expected to return to the state Thursday afternoon or evening.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Hundreds of Oklahoma teachers are expected to attend today's rally at the state Capitol as they ask lawmakers to boost classroom spending and preserve their pensions. Legislators are considering a measure that would change teacher pension systems and do away with an appeals process for fired educators. They've also warned a $500 million budget shortfall could cut into education funding.