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Governor Fallin Considers Special Session for Teacher Pay Raises

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State government has $140.8 million in extra cash after reconciling the books for fiscal year 2016. Now Governor Mary Faillin says she is talking with legislative leaders about calling lawmakers back into session in order to use the money to give teacher pay raises. That would use one time extra funds to give teachers a less than $2-thousand a year pay hike.

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AG Pruitt steps into prayer and sports at public schools

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In a formal legal opinion Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says a new policy prohibiting public prayer at playoff events is overly broad. The policy was put in place by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

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Halliburton offering deals to settle pollution suit

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Halliburton is moving to settle up with as many people as possible over lawsuits involving the companies acknowledged pollution of water wells in Duncan. The pollution involved ammonium perchlorate which was from spent rocket fuel the company burned in open pits for decades. 83 people who sued the company have so far agreed to the deal.

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