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Annual GAO Report Exposes More Duplication in the Federal Budget, Less Responsibility Coming Out of Washington
Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Chairman Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT), Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME), and Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statements today regarding the second annual Government Accountability Office (GAO) report identifying ongoing duplication and areas for costs savings throughout the federal government.
TransCanada ready to build Keystone XL pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf Coast
TransCanada will go ahead with a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that will connect oil storage facilities in Cushing with refineries along the Gulf Coast in Texas.
In January, President Barack Obama denied a presidential permit for the pipeline project, citing a lack of time to evaluate environmental concerns over the pipeline crossing the Ogallala Aquifer in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Oklahoma soldiers to return from Afghanistan
Gov. Mary Fallin will be on hand as a group of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers return from a deployment in Afghanistan.
WVU settles Big East lawsuit, will join Big 12
West Virginia University announced Tuesday it has settled a lawsuit with the Big East for an unspecified amount, clearing the way for the Mountaineers to join the Big 12 in July.
Oklahoma AG says state settles with mortgage lenders
Oklahoma will not sign off on a $25 billion settlement agreement between five of the nation's largest mortgage lenders and 49 other states over foreclosure abuses but has reached a separate agreement in which the lenders will pay $18.6 million to the state, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday.
No Child Left Behind: 10 states fleeing education law
President Barack Obama on Thursday declared that 10 states are free from the No Child Left Behind law, allowing them to scrap some of the most rigorous and unpopular mandates in American education. In exchange, the states are promising higher standards and more creative ways to measure what students are learning.
Fallin highlights more cuts to Oklahma income tax
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin provided more details of her plan to cut the personal income tax for all Oklahomans during her State of the State address to lawmakers on Monday, but had few specifics on how she plans to pay for the ambitious proposal.
Fallin: Oklahoma income tax plan to reduce brackets
Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday that her plan to reduce Oklahoma's income tax will shrink the number of tax brackets from seven to three and will include revenue growth criteria to trigger future tax cuts.
Heavy rain, large hail predicted for Oklahoma
The National Weather Service says high winds, heavy rain and large hail are possible as a storm system makes its way across the state.
Husband arrested in death of wife, unborn child
A suburban Oklahoma City man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of his wife and her unborn child, a police spokeswoman said.
Justin Adams reported his wife missing on Dec. 10 after finding her van at a fast food restaurant. Jaymie Adams' body was found on Jan. 7 along a bike trail about a mile north of Lake Stanley Draper in a rural part of southeastern Oklahoma City.
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