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OKC Thunder playoff games give a boost to local businesses

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Oklahoman With his hot dog stand Colonel Mustard’s, Beau Darrough serves up chili cheese coneys and cans of soda to fans in Thunder Alley in front of Chesapeake Energy Arena before every home game. Collecting wadded-up dollar bills from a stream of customers wearing Thunder blue before Game 2 of the Thunder’s now-tied series with Memphis

Tax district funds to aid Oklahoma City schools and library

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Oklahoman The downtown tax increment finance district, which has typically been used to assist private developments, is set to help the Oklahoma City Public Schools district create a new administrative headquarters and a clinic at Emerson High School, and provide a long-needed modernization of the Capitol Hill Library. Tax increment financing districts

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber thanks Gov. Fallin for signing SB 1023

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber applauds Gov. Mary Fallin for signing Senate Bill 1023 into law on April 14. SB 1023 prevents local governments from mandating paid vacation days, paid sick leave days or a minimum wage different than that imposed by state law. “Allowing cities to mandate different leave and wage regulations would be a regulatory

Tulsa-OKC rail line studied

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Journal Record TULSA – Deciding on passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa is like walking up to a buffet and trying to choose what to pile on your plate. State transportation officials describe many details and variables, such as speed, straightening dozens of curves, and upgrading 100 crossings on the 97-mile route. Add the

Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program extended

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Oklahoman Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law this week that will protect the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program and extend it until at least 2024. “The film rebate has helped to create jobs and bring millions of dollars in investment to the state of Oklahoma,” said Fallin in a news release. “I am pleased to sign the

State’s jobless rate declines

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Oklahoman Oklahoma’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in February — the state’s lowest unemployment rate in more than five years, according to data released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Unemployment in the state fell 0.2 percentage points to 5 percent in February, making it the state’s lowest

Dignitaries celebrate start of construction for UCO boathouse on Oklahoma River

Friday, March 28, 2014

A project to build a boathouse for the University of Central Oklahoma has long been in the works and is seen as yet another milestone for the Oklahoma River and the Boathouse District.

Aerospace tax credit extended

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A tax credit that Oklahoma provides to aerospace companies that hire engineers would continue until 2018 under a bill that has cleared a Senate committee. The Senate Finance Committee voted 8-1 Tuesday for the bill by Tulsa Republican Sen. Mike Mazzei. Oklahoma offers a tax credit to companies on the salary paid