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Political rivals strike deal on wind power tax: Oklahoma House leaders have reached a deal with Democrats for a new tax on wind power. The agreement came after a morning of closed-door meetings on both sides of the aisle. [The Oklahoman] Lawmakers Close To Deal On Wind Energy Tax [News on 6]
In Edmond, SQ 788 debaters try to cut through the haze on medical marijuana: Several minutes into his opening remarks, August Rivera grabbed a dozen bags containing 72 ounces of gummy bears — the quantity of edible marijuana that would be allowed under State Question 788 — and dumped them on the floor in front of his lectern to show the amount residents may soon possess. [The Oklahoman] State Question 788: Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative [OK Policy]
Sanctuary cities standoff sidetracks OKC police grant: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crusade against so-called sanctuary cities is jeopardizing crime-fighting funds that Oklahoma City has relied on for years. Bogged down by a lawsuit with the city of Chicago, the U.S. Justice Department has delayed the release of federal grants that normally would have been awarded last fall. [The Oklahoman]
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