OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Despite a constitutional ban on passing revenue bills in the final week of session, the Oklahoma House approved a plan to generate about $100 million by limiting the amount of itemized deductions Oklahoma taxpayers can claim on their tax returns. The bill approved Monday caps deductions at $17,000 per year, excluding charitable deductions. It passed on a 56-40 vote and now heads to the Senate for approval.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The principal of an Oklahoma high school is apologizing after its yearbook featured a quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler. Students at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City discovered the quote when they got the books earlier this month. Graduating seniors chose quotes to pair with their portraits. The principal sent a letter to parents last week accepting blame for the gaffe and saying the school was buying stickers students could place over the offending quote.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says residents in Cherokee and Haskell counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance because of damage caused by severe weather a month ago. Fallin announced Monday that the U.S. Small Business Administration granted disaster assistance for the two counties.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A gambling website created by the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma that was planned to launch in 2016 is seeing further setbacks with a federal investigation. The venture is backed by Universal Entertainment Group for $10 million. Universal is being investigated by the National Indian Gaming Commission for a failed 2014 deal with the Concho-based Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
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