Headlines Tagged with Oklahoma — 2,086 headlines found
Fifteen years after Oklahoma voters created an endowed trust for programs that discourage tobacco use and promote healthy lifestyles, a state lawmaker wants to use the fund to finance pay raises for teachers.
Sep 20, 2015 AP - Associated Press
added Sep 20, 2015 21:49
State lawmakers can find the revenue to increase education funding without tapping into the state’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. They need to be more creative.
Aug 30, 2015 Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 31, 2015 13:41
[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: State should reconsider tobacco trust fund priorities Reconsider how to spend earnings
The tobacco trust money isn’t the best way to support schools. That is the responsibility of the entire state, and it ought to be paid for with general taxation.
Aug 28, 2015 Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 28, 2015 20:10
He wants to redirect tobacco settlement money from health programs to teacher pay...Instead, Oklahoma ranks near the bottom of most major health rankings. So Marlatt’s proposal combines bad policy with poor fiscal management. It should be shelved.
Aug 23, 2015 The Oklahoman
added Aug 23, 2015 15:46
With teacher shortages and exploding class sizes headlining back-to-school media coverage, it was only a matter of time before lawmakers took aim at the one sacrosanct pot of money left in Oklahoma: the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.
Aug 20, 2015 Oklahoma City Journal Record
added Aug 21, 2015 10:07
A new law prohibits all tobacco use on school property and vehicles at all times. Governor Fallin said the law will help decrease smoking across the state. The law goes into effect August 20.
Aug 17, 2015 KOKI Fox23 (Tulsa, OK)
added Aug 19, 2015 18:29
As of Thursday, Aug. 20, all Oklahoma public and private schools are to be tobacco–free. The new law will also prohibit anyone from using tobacco in school vehicles and at any school–sponsored or school–sanctioned event or activity, including sporting eve
Aug 18, 2015 Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Aug 19, 2015 18:28
Smoking and tobacco use will be banned all the time at public and private schools in Oklahoma, including at sporting events, under a new law that takes effect later this week. The 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act that takes effect on Thursday also prohibits
Aug 18, 2015 AP - Associated Press
added Aug 18, 2015 10:05
City leaders say the Pottsboro Youth Association had complaints about spectators smoking in the stands of their baseball games. They said the smoke was affecting the little leaguers but there was no ordinance to stop it, until now
Aug 4, 2015 KTEN NBC 10 (Ada, OK)
added Aug 7, 2015 10:18
In 2011, 26 percent of Oklahoma adults 18 and older smoked cigarettes. By 2013, that number decreased to about 24 percent. Oklahoma health officials celebrated this decline last year, when Oklahoma saw its smoking rate go from about 26 percent to 23 per
May 22, 2015 Bartlesville (OK) Examiner-Enterprise
added May 22, 2015 19:02