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Bill Seeks to Repeal 'Black Friday' Sales Ban
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A state senator from Oklahoma City is introducing a bill that would repeal a 70-year-old state law and allow retailers to have "Black Friday" sales with dramatically reduced prices.
State Sen. David Holt says a 1941 state law requires retailers to sell products for at least 6 percent more than they paid for it. And a 2011 opinion from the state's attorney general confirms the law bars sales of deeply discounted merchandise, even if they are only temporary.
The Oklahoma City Republican says the law is outdated and puts Oklahoma at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states.
Holt says his bill keeps in place exemptions for the fuel industry and prescription drugs.
Senate Bill 550, the Unfair Sales Act: http://bit.ly/UqB7M5
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Posted: Friday, January 25 2013, 10:16 PM CST
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Tulsa agencies assisting in Moore recovery
May 22, 2013 07:50 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The city of Tulsa is sending a contingent of workers to help with the recovery in Moore, including its coordinator for grants.
The city said Tuesday that the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency deputy director and the city's finance and grants coordinator are helping with communication efforts.
At the request of emergency managers, the city sent an urban search and rescue team to help with the search at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which collapsed in the tornado.
The Tulsa police sent an incident management team to assist as needed at Moore.
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