Oklahoma City, OK – Cline to review Medical Examiner's Office
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has asked state Health Commissioner Terry Cline to lead a top-to-bottom review of the embattled Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Henry announced Cline's appointment on Wednesday, less than a week after the state Board of Medicolegal Investigations, which administers the agency, fired the former chief medical examiner, Dr. Collie M. Trant. Trant was fired on Friday after less than a year on the job.
Tulsa, OK – Raising Oklahoma's cigarette tax by $1 per pack would bring in $134.7 million in new annual revenue to help close the state's budget shortfall, while also reducing smoking and saving lives, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations.