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Support grows for one penny sales tax increase: An exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll shows growing support for a one penny sales tax increase that would fund education in Oklahoma. We asked more than 1,000 likely voters if they support or oppose a new one-cent sales tax, with the money going to fund teacher pay and other education expenses. Sixty-four percent say they would support the tax, up 7 points since November. Twenty-nine percent oppose the tax and seven percent have no opinion [News9]. Read our statement on the sales tax proposal here.
Oklahoma becomes ‘an intake state’ for disposal wells: Wastewater produced by oil and gas exploration in other states may not be injected back into its land of origin but shipped out of state to areas like Oklahoma, state officials said. Oklahoma receives wastewater from Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arkansas, according to Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports [Enid News]. Arkansas successfully stopped its earthquake swarm by creating a moratorium area around the earthquakes where no new disposal wells could go in, and where all those that had been operating were shut down [News9].