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9:29 am
Wed May 26, 2010

Opt Out Vote

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. voters to decide health mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma voters will decide whether to change the state Constitution and opt out of a federal health care mandate requiring them to purchase health insurance policies.

A measure that received final passage in the state Senate Tuesday will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot. If approved, it will prohibit penalties for failure to purchase insurance and allow doctors to continue to accept direct payment.

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9:26 am
Wed May 26, 2010

Wednesday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
4:49 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Abortion Bill Override

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Legislature overrides third abortion veto

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Republican-controlled Oklahoma Legislature has successfully overridden Democratic Gov. Brad Henry's third veto of an abortion bill this session.

The Senate voted 33-15 on Tuesday to override Henry's veto of the Statistical Abortion Reporting Act. A handful of anti-abortion Democrats joined with Republicans to reach the 32-vote majority needed to override the veto.

The House easily voted to override the veto on Monday.

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4:33 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Drug Case Settled with Sentence

Local & Regional
4:26 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday afternoon's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
12:37 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Mayor Transfers Staff

Mayor Bartlett explains his actions at today's council meeting.
KWGS News/TGOV

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett will reassign his staff to other departments in order to finish the fiscal year.

When the budget was drafted some of then Mayor Taylor's appointments were paid by other departments but when Bartlett took over in December, he consolidated everyone is his budget.

That caused a shortage and the council declined last week to transfer the 120-thousand he needed from those other departments to make payroll.

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11:19 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Parking Rates to Be Studied

Tulsa, OK – A proposal for increasing parking meter fees and operation hours will be studied more. Downtown businessman Michael Sagar was among those asked the city council for more revenue.

City Councilor Maria Barnes---who represents downtown--- thinks it is a dangerous idea in the middle of downtown revitalization. The proposal would raise parking rates to $1 per-hour and increase enforcement till 8P.M. Currently enforcement ends at 5P.M.

The council will consider the plan in 60-days after getting more downtown input.

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11:02 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Public Safety Tax Debated

Councilor Jack Henderson
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – A proposal for a one-cent public safety tax receives a chilly reception from members of the city council. The proposal from councilor Jack Henderson will go to a council vote Thursday night.Henderson's proposal would sent the measure to a vote of the people.

Councilor John Eagleton says the proposal would only make Tulsa's problems worse and force people to shop in the suburbs where, in some cases, sales taxes are less. Other councilors voiced their displeasure with the idea during this morning's committee meeting.

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8:57 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Bell's Back--- But not in Tulsa

The old Bell's Amusement Park was on the fairgrounds.
City of Tulsa

Coweta, OK – Okla. park signs lease with Wagoner County

COWETA, Okla. (AP) An amusement park that lost its lease with Tulsa County has signed an agreement with a neighboring county.

Bell's Amusement Park official Robby Bell signed a 50-year lease with Wagoner County on Monday during the county commissioner meeting.

The deal hinges on whether Wagoner County voters approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase to pay for acquiring the property where the park, an expo center and other attractions would be located.

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8:56 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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