Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers endorse fetal pain abortion ban
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma after a woman reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy could face felony charges under a bill overwhelmingly approved by a Senate committee.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 6-1 on Monday for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a measure based on the idea that a fetus can experience pain after 20 weeks. The House-passed bill now heads to the full Senate.
Oklahoma City, OK – HUD awards nearly $13 million to Oklahoma tribes
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $12.894 million in grants to 18 tribal communities in Oklahoma to improve or create housing or economic development opportunities for low- to moderate-income families.
HUD officials said Friday the grants are provided through the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program to support community development and affordable housing activities.
Tulsa, OK – Governor, others hammered at Tulsa Co. GOP meeting
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Members of the Tulsa County Republican Party criticized Republican Gov. Mary Fallin and GOP lawmakers for supporting the use of a $54 million federal grant to design and implement a health-care exchange.