OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A plan to cut both Oklahoma's corporate and individual income tax rates has cleared the Oklahoma House over the objections of Democrats who contend the resulting loss of revenue will decimate critical state services. The bill would cut the state's top personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5 percent. It was amended to add a corporate income tax cut.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Oklahoma and several other states are joining Missouri's fight against a California egg law regulating the living conditions of chickens. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster last month filed a lawsuit against the measure set to take effect next year. It bars the sale of eggs produced by hens kept in cages that don't meet California's size and space requirements. The plaintiffs contend the California law violates the Constitutions' Interstate Commerce clause.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The local U.S. Attorney's Office has launched a federal prison re-entry program aimed at helping people with felony convictions reclaim their lives. Dubbed "Fresh Start," the program will provide resources for jobs, housing and counseling services.
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating after Okmulgee police officers were involved in a shooting that left one person dead. The OSBI says the shooting occurred early yesterday. Authorities say a police officer attempted to stop an SUV for a traffic violation, but the driver took off and several other offices joined the pursuit before the shooting.
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