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11:40 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Texas District Wins Round in Oklahoma Water Lawsuit

Denver, CO – A Texas water district has won a court decision in its lawsuit over Oklahoma's ban on out of state water sales.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver yesterday denied a request by Oklahoma to throw out the lawsuit filed by the Tarrant Regional Water District in Fort Worth.

The judges also wrote that Oklahoma does not own the water located in the state.

The lawsuit claims Oklahoma's ban on selling water to out of state interests is unconstitutional.

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KCCU News
10:51 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Inhofe on Track to Spend $6 Million

Oklahoma City, OK – The latest campaign finance reports show that incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe is on track to spend $6 million in his re-election bid.

That's more than twice the amount of Democratic challenger Andrew Rice.

Josh Kivett, Inhofe's campaign manager, says the senator has had more than 14,000 contributors.

The Rice campaign, which has criticized Inhofe for accepting over $1 million in donations from the financial sector, reported raising almost $2.6 million and had $199,000 cash on hand as of Oct. 15.

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KCCU News
10:21 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Several Groups Back Suit Against Oklahoma Immigration Law

Oklahoma City, OK – Twenty-eight different business, labor and civil rights groups have filed briefs in support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legal fight against Oklahoma's tough illegal immigration law.

The chamber questions the validity of a requirement that businesses use a voluntary federal worker verification system. The lawsuit is currently before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

A spokesman for the chamber, in a statement yesterday from Washington, D.C., said diverse groups agree that states should not set national immigration policy.

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KCCU News
10:40 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Host to Ghosts: Texas Capital, Home to LBJ, Others

Austin, TX – Politics can be plenty spooky as the campaign clock ticks down, but in Texas some politicians have a way of sticking around way past Election Day.

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KCCU News
10:32 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Several Groups Oppose Oklahoma Education Funding Amendment

Oklahoma City, OK – Several groups say they'll oppose an initiative petition that would change the state constitution to increase funding for public education.

State Question 744 would require the Legislature to provide per-pupil funding equal to the regional average. The cost is estimated at $850 million.

Among those opposing the measure are the State Chamber, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, American Federation of Teachers in Oklahoma, Oklahomans for Responsible Government and Transportation Revenues Used Strictly for Transportation.

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